“Biomechanical Energy Harvesters:” a Promising Development for Patients with DBS

(November 8, 2022. Nick Paul Taylor. MedTech Dive) 

Could a “biomechanical energy harvester turn the movement of the chest wall during inhalation and exhalation into power for a DBS device”? Nick Paul Taylor discusses this as a very real possibility. This would reduce the need to complete a surgery every few years for battery changes. Though there is still much testing to be done, the prospect of battery free implanted devices is alluring. The full report can be found here: Self-sustainable intermittent deep brain stimulator – ScienceDirect

Power play: How harvesting energy from lungs may end need to replace batteries in brain stimulators | MedTech Dive

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