Now charge your mobile phone with your heartbeat

By SiliconIndia   |   Thursday, 31 March 2011, 02:31 Hrs
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Now charge your mobile phone with your heartbeat
Bangalore: Scientists have figured out that "nanogenerators" powered by your heartbeat could replace conventional batteries in about five years.

A team of researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology led by Dr. Zhong Lin Wang have developed tiny nanogenerators that use small movements to generate enough power.

The researchers hope that as the nanotechnology used in the chip evolves, it could lead to electronics which don't require batteries or mains power. It is said that by using tiny movements such as the pinch of a finger, it can generate power.

Wang's team has demonstrated the ability of their milestone device at the National Meeting & Exposition of the American Chemical Society using it to power LCD screens and even transmit a radio signal.

Experts feel that Wang's innovation is the solution for powering the portable electronics without the use of batteries or electrical outlets. The new device is learned to be thousands of times more powerful than previous generations.

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