Researchers say this biobattery could power devices in the small intestine

This biobattery could power ingestible cameras in the small intestine. [Image courtesy of Binghamton University]

Researchers at Binghamton University believe they found a solution for powering ingestible cameras in the small intestine.

Professor Seokheun Choi led a team of PhD students. Choi serves as a faculty member in the Dept. of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the Thomas J. Watson College of Engineering and Applied Science. The PhD students include Maryam Rezaie and Zahra Rafiee.

Together, they believe they can power devices in the hard-to-reach small intestine. According to a post on the university website, the small intestine winds around the human gut for an average of 22 feet.

“There are some regions in the small intestine that are not reachable, and that is why ingestible cameras have been developed to solve this issue,” Choi said. “They can do many things, such as imaging and phy…

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