Laptops Powered by Typing, Pacemakers Powered by Blood Pressure

Research at Australia’s Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT) demonstrates how mechanical pressure can be turned into electricity via a nano-scaled piezoelectic film.

The team’s research lead, Dr. Madhu Bhaskaran explained, “Our study focused on thin film coatings, because we believe they hold the only practical possibility of integrating piezoelectrics into existing electronic technology. The power of piezoelectrics could be integrated into running shoes to charge mobile phones, enable laptops to be powered through typing or even used to convert blood pressure into a power source for pacemakers — essentially creating an everlasting battery.”

via Coming Soon: the Laptop You Power by Typing | CleanTechnica.

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