Foldable Organic Batteries Can Be Used For Human Implants Such As Pacemakers

- Sep 22, 2017-

On September 13, according to British media reports, queen's university in Belfast scientists have developed a new flexible organic cell, can take the place of medical implants, such as a pacemaker cell rigidity, is a major breakthrough.

Devices such as pacemakers are currently used in rigid metal batteries, which may cause discomfort.Organic batteries can be three times as powerful as conventional ones, and because they can be decomposed, organic batteries are expected to have environmental benefits.

Dr GeethaSrinivasan, director of the centre for ionic liquid laboratory (QUILL) in Belfast, said the battery was not flammable and did not leak.She says the "flexible supercapacitor" can be used to power body sensors such as pacemakers.

, "said Dr In medical devices such as pacemakers and defibrillators, have two grown into things, one is installed in the heart, the other rigid cells implanted metal matrix, the implants were implanted under the skin.The implant is attached to the device and may cause discomfort because it causes friction with the skin.As a result, batteries need to be integrated with the human body and ideally we want them to be flexible to fit in body shape.

On the other hand, Dr GeethaSrinivasan said the new batteries would be safer than existing ones.Because it does not contain flammable solvents, there is no danger of explosion.The technology could also be used in future phones or laptops, but its design is currently limited by rigid batteries.

The current battery contains toxic materials that are difficult to recycle.However, organic batteries can break down over time.New equipment will use "natural ingredients" (biomaterials such as cellulose) rather than expensive metals or semiconductors.But not organic cells in the body break down, it only began to decompose under the high temperature above 270 .As long as the money is in place, new batteries are likely to be commercialised, powering phones or similar devices over the next five years.