Self-powered biomedical devices tap into the body's movements

Published June 24, 2020


The Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) highlights M. Amin Karami's work to replace pacemaker batteries with energy harvesting devices powered by the patient's own body movements.

Karami, an associate professor in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, is one of several researchers interviewed in the story, who are working to eliminate the need for replaceable batteries in implanted devices. They include researchers from Georgia Institute of Technology, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, University of Connecticut, University of California, San Diego and UB.

Read the story here.