THE BODY ELECTRIC: POWER OF THE HEART ENERGY
The Body Electric: Power of the Heart is a metal piezoelectric patch that would be implanted in the body where it would harvest energy from the regular movements of the body as the heartbeat.
The patch is made of flexible nano-ribbons that generate a charge as they bend with the movement of the heart. It can generate up to 8 volts of electricity with each beat.
The ability to keep a medical implant charged indefinitely, without the need for battery replacement through expensive and risky surgeries.Such technology could be the beginning of learning how to use the human body as a sustainable source of energy.