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Saturday, December 20, 2008

Generating Power in Clothing

From Zhong Lin Wang's lab:

Nano generator that can be grown over fibers.
Generates energy by human movements.

Ottilia Saxl, chief executive of the Institute of Nanotechnology, believes the technology could also find a use in healthcare.

"It could perhaps be used to power tiny medical devices like a true cochlear implant or heart pacemaker, or a delivery mechanism for subcutaneous drug delivery implants or antibiotic drug reservoirs for preventing infection in retinal implants," she said ... '

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