Gallery: Stretchable Lithium-Ion Batteries Could Power Devices Inside t...


Embedded electronic implants have long been confined to the realm of science fiction, but the development of a new stretchable battery could soon make them a reality. A pair of scientists have developed a new type of lithium-ion battery that can stretch up to three times its original length and can be recharged wirelessly. The new battery, which is being developed by Northwestern University’s Yonggang Huang and the University of Illinois’ John A. Rogers, could signal a major breakthrough for electronics that can be implanted in the human body, like bionic eyes and heart monitors.

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  1. ladybug January 6, 2014 at 6:47 pm

    This is incredible…my Congratulations. When will your lithium ion battery be available to the public?

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