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UMich researchers closer to producing piezo-powered pacemaker

By / March 5, 2012

Power output of the nonlinear bistable energy harvester, conceived as a way to use heartbeats to power a pacemaker device . X-axis is the thickness of the piezoelectric layer. Credit Karami and Inman, Univ. of Mich.; Applied Physics Letters. A heart-powered pacemaker? Although the concept may seem novel, the goal of eliminating a pacemaker’s battery (and…

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