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Research Paper | Electrical Engineering | India | Volume 4 Issue 8, August 2015
Bio Nano Generator
Shrey Jain  | Vinay Kumar Mishra
Abstract: A bio-nano generator is a nanoscale electrochemical device, like a fuel cell or galvanic cell, but drawing power from blood glucose in a living body, much the same as how the body generates energy from food. To achieve the effect, an enzyme is used that is capable of stripping glucose of its electrons, freeing them for use in electrical devices. The average person's body could, theoretically, generate 100 watts of electricity using a bio-nano generator. However, this estimate is only true if all food was converted to electricity, and the human body needs some energy consistently, so possible power generated is likely much lower. The electricity generated by such a device could power devices embedded in the body (such as pacemakers), or sugar-fed nanorobots. A similar technology was presented in the Matrix series of science fiction major motion pictures, with robots shown enslaving mankind for its bio-energy.
Keywords: nanorobot, electrochemical, glucose, galvanic
Edition: Volume 4 Issue 8, August 2015,
Pages: 1584 - 1586
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