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Purdue University’s Concept for Music-Powered Implantable Devices

 

Bass-driven cantilever power source for implantable devices developed by Purdue University

Image Credit: Purdue University

A group of researchers at Purdue University led by Prof. Babak Ziaie developed a vibrating cantilever that is excited by an external bass source from 200-500 Hz. The excitation causes the cantilever to vibrate, generating electricity and storing a charge in a capacitor.

Although playing tones within a certain frequency range would be ideal, the group concentrated on the use of music as an excitation source.  According to the researchers,  “a plain tone is a very annoying sound.  We thought it would be novel and also more aesthetically pleasing to use music.”

Findings are detailed in a paper to be presented during the IEEE MEMS conference, which will be Jan. 29 to Feb. 2 in Paris. The paper was written by doctoral student Albert Kim, research scientist Teimour Maleki and Ziaie.

Click here for original press release from Purdue.

 

Bass-driven cantilever power source for implantable devices developed by Purdue University

Image Credit: Purdue University

 

 

 
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