Choi and team from Binghamton University have innovated, for the first time, a flexible and stretchable microbial fuel cell monolithically integrated into a single sheet of textile substrate.
Biological fuel cells can use enzymes or microorganism to scavenge the microbiological energy from the wearer’s body fluids such as sweat, saliva, blood and tears. It can act as a potential fuel to support bacterial viability, providing the long-term operation of the microbial fuel cells. In the future, textile based bio batteries can be integrated into wearable electronics.
Bio Battery is a device in which organic or inorganic substrate is converted into electrical energy with the help of biological agents.
Not able to retain the energy for a long time.
1) Portable charging e.g. Cell phones
2) Medical implants: Insulin pumps, pacemakers.
3) Replacing batteries in toys.
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