Gallery: MIT’s New Glucose Fuel Cell is Powered by the Human Body


A team of engineers from MIT has developed a new glucose fuel cell that runs on the same sugar that powers the human body. The team believes that the device will be able to “drive highly efficient brain implants” that would enable paraplegics to regain control of their limbs. The device, which is detailed in the June 12 edition of the journal PLoS ONE, strips electrons from glucose molecules in order to generate a small electric current.

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