More information has been shared this week on the ongoing research which is currently taking place to develop edible batteries. The edible batteries could one day power adjustable devices for diagnosing and treating diseases.
Now one team of researchers is reporting new progress towards the goal of creating a non-toxic edible battery which has been constructed using melanin pigments, naturally found in the skin, hair and eyes.
Check out the video below to learn more about the current ongoing research to develop an edible battery that will soon help us diagnose and treat diseases internally. The current edible battery makes use of naturally occurring pectin such as that used in tins of fruit which is used as a barrier between the ions for higher voltage stacking, say the researchers. Christopher Bettinger, Ph.D explains :
For decades, people have been envisioning that one day, we would have edible electronic devices to diagnose or treat disease. But if you want to take a device every day, you have to think about toxicity issues. That’s when we have to think about biologically derived materials that could replace some of these things you might find in a RadioShack.
For more information on the new edible battery development jump over to the website for details via the link below.