Scientists move closer to a pacemaker powered by heartbeats

Pacemakers in the future might never require battery replacement.

Heartbeat electricity generator powers pacemaker

Swiss scientists from the University of Bern demonstrated a new device that essentially generates electrical power from the mechanical energy of heartbeats.

‘Heart-glove’ fitted with stretchy electronics may replace pacemakers

Exploiting both the latest in 3D printing and stretchable electronics, scientists at¬†University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and Washington University in St. Louis have devised a¬†new electronic membrane that could replace pacemakers. The membrane is designed to ‘cloth’ the heart and constantly delver electrical shocks to maintain a constant heart beat rate, avoiding arrhythmia and minimizing heart attack risks. Similar ideas