Researchers Develop Human-Powered Battery for RFID Implantable Chips

human-powered-battery-implantable-chips-RFID-blogA group of American and Chinese researchers have worked together to develop a tiny implantable battery which is capable of harvesting and storing energy from the natural contractile and relaxation motions of the heart, lung, and diaphragm.

These little mechanical energy harvesters have had been successfully tested on cows. The researchers say that they could be used to power a range of gadgets in the future. So it might be possible that you will be able to charge your iPhone by plugging it into your body.

So how does the battery work? The rectifier integrated in the battery converts the electrical signal which then stores in a tiny rechargeable battery.

One technology that will benefit from this is RFID. Humans will now be able to implant self-powered microcomputers inside of one’s body. Like all technology, it is neutral. It is how we use it that dictates the tools outcome.