Pacemaker Control Heartbeat

Pacemaker Control Heartbeat

Shanghai: A pacemaker is usually installed in the chest to control the random heartbeat. However, the battery in the pacemaker makes them heavier. Now Chinese experts have come up with the idea of ​​a pacemaker that will run at heart rate and will not require a separate battery.

Visitors and colleagues from Jiaotong University in Shanghai have done just that, details of which were presented at an online conference today. In this conference, Professor Y explained the details of making a pacemaker in the form of dab electric (piezoelectric).

According to Professor Y, this pacemaker will work by getting energy from the mechanical movement of the heart, but a certain amount of energy was required to run a pacemaker. Professor Y says that if the heartbeat produces 0.5 Newton power, it can produce an output of up to 192 microwatts, but a commercial pacemaker needs to be able to operate at a maximum of 10 microwatts.
Inside the pacemaker is a special system that sticks to the pacemaker and works in a piezoelectric style. That is, it generates electricity from pressure. This way the blackout power supply continues and the pacemaker continues to run. If this method is successful, it will make it possible to operate many electrical appliances inside the body.

According to Professor Y, the prototype of the pacemaker is ready and undergoing testing. There are some shortcomings that are being addressed. The first challenge is that somehow it works in the body for a long time. Then there is the need for coordination between the chip and the flexible piezoelectric system. Even if it is possible, there will be more work to be done.