Seattle, USA: Scientists have created a pacemaker that can partially recharge its battery using heartbeats.
According to media reports, the aim of scientists to create such a pacemaker is to generate fresh electrical energy. The device can regenerate about 10 percent of the energy needed to trigger another heartbeat. In addition, this pacemaker also extends the battery life by 6 to 15 years compared to a normal pacemaker.
Results from the experimental pacemaker will be presented online at the American Heart Association’s annual meeting, Nov. 11-13 in Philadelphia.
Dr. Babak Nazir, an associate professor of medicine at the University of Washington in Seattle, said in a news release that the pacemaker combines mechanical and electrical energy and can be exchanged back and forth.
“Just as ultrasound converts electrical voltage into pressure or sound, we can engineer implantable medical devices to convert the heart’s natural pressure into a low voltage to extend battery life,” he added. can be done.