February 4, 2014

Via Ecopreneurist:

A low-cost non-toxic sodium ion battery could be swallowed like a pill and used to power biomedical sensors or other biodegradable medical gadgets.

While the consumer tech industry is rallying around wearable technology such as fitness trackers, smart watches, and Google Glass, the medical industry will be getting some help from a related field – ingestable technology. And thanks to the work of two researchers at Carnegie Mellon University (CMU), future developments in biodegradable electronic medical devices could be powered by tiny edible batteries.

The development of a battery said to be s...

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