MIT Develops Cell Meant for Brain Implantation

MIT Develops Cell Meant for Brain Implantation


Google's Project Glass will start looking dated and old fashioned once you get a dose of what the researchers at MIT have been cooking up. Though not as flashy as the search giant's presentation for their heads-up display, a paper has been published showcasing a glucose-powered fuel cell.

The glucose in question is found in the cerebrospinal fluid that flows around your brain and spinal cord. Yes. The fuel cell goes inside your head. And the hope is that the device, possibly as large as 64mm by 64mm, can be used to power sensors which control prosthetics. 

It looks like Dues Ex level human augmentation may not be as far off into the future as we thought. Those with academic inclinations can read the full paper here.

Source: MIT via Extreme Tech

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