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Engineers harness stomach acid to power tiny sensors

February 7, 2017

Anantha Chandrakasan and Phillip Nadeau together with researchers at MIT and Brigham and Women's Hospital have designed and demonstrated a small, ingestible voltaic cell that is sustained by the acidic fluids in the stomach.

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Researchers at MIT and Brigham and Women's Hospital have designed and demonstrated a small, ingestible voltaic cell that is sustained by the acidic fluids in the stomach.

Photo: Diemut Strebe
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