Gallery: Swiss Inventors Create Blood Powered Turbine

 

Don’t worry, the Swiss have not created some freakish power system that is powered by the blood of the dead or something equally morbid, but instead they’ve built an innovative device that could save lives. The invention is designed to work like a pacemaker, but instead of being battery-powered it powers itself from blood flowing in one’s arteries. The inventors say that the mini turbines can produce 800 microwatts of energy, which is far greater than the ten microwatts used by a pacemaker.

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  1. Akshat_93 November 16, 2013 at 11:21 am

    Wouldn’t that have a grave impact on the whole blood pressure system?

  2. mehere May 17, 2011 at 9:20 pm

    make one for a blue whale and power your house :)

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