- November 2, 2015
- Posted by: Tridindia
- Category: Latest News
The next generation pacemakers (battery free) may now use your heart to prompt the normal heart beats. Few scientists are working on this technology to develop such pacemakers that will use heart as the source of normal heart beats.
Pacemakers are actually small devices that are used to treat arrhythmias. It helps the heart to beat at a normal rate. It has been said that this technology might eliminate different costs and medical risks.
Not just this, such technology might also eliminate the hassle of battery replacement. The battery is replaced every 5 to 12 years, as per the researchers.
Science has definitely made a huge achievement in technology world. The eco-friendly helmets is one of its example.
The pacemakers are of the size of a pocket watch and are implanted in a human’s chest through an incision.
This technology is based upon piezoelectric system. This converts the vibrational energy into electricity energy. This way the pacemaker would get powered. The vibrational energy mentioned here is thee energy that will be created inside with each heartbeat.
Further, this new option does not require any leads, but the device relies on a battery. The battery must be replaced just like the batteries in conventional pacemakers.