Bendy, non-toxic batteries could improve biological implants

In an effort to make the batteries that power wearables and medical devices safer, scientists have developed new flexible batteries that can run on saltwater — and maybe one day blood, sweat, or tears. The lightweight batteries, described in a paper published this week in the journal Chem, can withstand being folded in half a hundred times. And they’re safer: instead of running on toxic chemicals, they’re powered by relatively harmless liquids like saltwater and IV rehydration solutions. That’s key if you have a battery powering a device that’s worn on or inside your body. That way, if the battery leaks, the stuff inside won’t hurt you. Batteries work by storing electrical energy as chemical energy. They have three main components: two... Continue reading…

Bendy, non-toxic batteries could improve biological implants

New battery technology using saline solution instead of toxic chemicals could open new frontiers in wearable and implantable electronics

Thu 10 Aug 17 from Cosmos Magazine

IV and cellular fluids power flexible batteries

Researchers in China have engineered bendable batteries that can run on body-inspired liquids such as normal IV saline solution and cell-culture medium. In their work, published August 10 in ...

Thu 10 Aug 17 from TechXplore

IV and cellular fluids power flexible batteries, Thu 10 Aug 17 from ScienceDaily

Scientists develop flexible battery that can run on tears

A new paper published on Thursday by researchers at Fudan University in Shanghai proposes a new technique for manufacturing batteries that would replace toxic chemicals with salt water ...

Mon 14 Aug 17 from Daily Mail

Researchers create flexible battery that can run on salt water

When it comes to making batteries for wearables or implantable medical devices, there are a few features that have to be incorporated. The batteries need to be flexible and remain functional ...

Fri 11 Aug 17 from Engadget

Flexible batteries get safe aqueous electrolytes

Biocompatible devices could safely power wearable and implantable medical devices

Fri 11 Aug 17 from CandEN

Chinese researchers develop flexible salt-powered batteries

As the world rushes to transition to a new energy economy, researchers are uncovering novel methods to harvest energy from mundane, everyday sources. A research team in China has created a new ...

Mon 14 Aug 17 from Inhabitat

Biocompatible electrolyte could enable safer implantable batteries

Chinese researchers have developed flexible implantable batteries which could be used as an alternative to lithium-ion in medical and wearable devices. Implantable batteries that run on ...

Fri 11 Aug 17 from The Engineer

Bendy batteries that run on salt water could power your next wearable

Scientists have made flexible, non-toxic batteries that could revolutionise the wearables industry, reduce e-waste and, perhaps, even treat cancer.

Fri 11 Aug 17 from Techradar

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