Thermo-Electric Material May Power Battery-free Cardiac Pacemaker

Wednesday, November 9th, 2011

Japanese researchers have developed a material that can generate power after implantation by absorbing light from outside the body. The technology is being applied to the development of a battery-free cardiac pacemaker. Currently, the lithium-ion batteries that power pacemakers need to be replaced every five to 10 years, requiring users to ...

Implantable Biogenerator Provides Power Indefinitely to Implants

Wednesday, August 12th, 2009

The University of Colorado and Biotricity Medical Inc. recently entered an option agreement that allows Biotricity Medical to develop technology for implantable biogenerators. These biogenerators provide a long-term, potentially inexhaustible, power supply to implanted medical devices such as pacemakers and insulin pumps and thereby remove the need for repeated power ...