Nov 8, 2012
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MIT scientists create chip implant powered by your ears
Deep inside your ears, a membrane turns vibrations from your eardrums into an electrical signal that reaches your brain — an arrangement that scientists call a “biological battery.” For the first time, researchers have harnessed this natural battery to power a wireless implanted chip without disrupting the delicate process of hearing.

MIT scientists create chip implant powered by your ears

Deep inside your ears, a membrane turns vibrations from your eardrums into an electrical signal that reaches your brain — an arrangement that scientists call a “biological battery.” For the first time, researchers have harnessed this natural battery to power a wireless implanted chip without disrupting the delicate process of hearing.

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