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Bioengineers at UCLA Samueli School of Engineering Develop IOT Enabled Bioelectronic Device

Bioengineers at UCLA have developed an IoT enabled bioelectronics device. The soft and flexible self-powered technology has the ability to convert human body motions into electricity that can be further used to power wearable and diagnostic devices. The electricity generated by the device can also be used to power diagnostic sensors.

The key influencer identified by the researchers is the magnetoelastic effect. The team f researchersuses the efficiency of   magnetoelastic effect to develop electricity by testing it with microscopic magnets. The researchers discovered that electricity is generated with the magnetic field’s strength shifts. The theoretical concepts of the study are published in Nature Materials journal.

The findings have led to new discoveries in the field of practical energy, sensing and technology. The researchers successfully proved that these new avenues can be connected with human body and Internet of Things. Magnetism is the main theoretical concept used to develop the device. As magnetism does not have any impact of human body’s sweat it was the key influencer that led to the development of IoT enabled bioelectronics device.

Devices that are made on the basis of static electricity cannot generate enough energy if faces tremendous sweat from the human body. But, the novel technology developed by UCLA team’s proved resistance to artificial perspiration for a week. The soft and flexible self-powered technology has the ability to convert human body motions into electricity that can be further used to power wearable and diagnostic devices.

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