We Can Now Wirelessly Power Tiny Electronic Devices Implanted in the Body

Motherboard | May 21, 2014

In figuring out how to wirelessly power implantable electronic medical devices, researchers at Stanford University may have just cleared the last remaining hurdle to making the gadgets practical.

Huge advances in nanotechnology have driven down the size of the sensors and components necessary to hack your own body, but the batteries to power them haven’t followed suit, making DIY cyborgs look like this

What you’re left with is implantable devices that can store and transmit data and deliver drugs, or e-tattoos that use conventional chips rather than nanotechnology, but still have no practical way of actually being powered, other than bulky batteries or wires that run to a battery somewhere else, which is not exactly what we’re looking for with nanodevices.

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