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[-] drislands@lemmy.world 24 points 1 week ago

I'm down for technology making use of otherwise-unused energy is great. But that prompts the question -- is the oxygen it's pulling from unused energy? Could this negatively affect the oxygenation of blood?

[-] Sibbo@sopuli.xyz 30 points 1 week ago

Probably. But if it means that you can have a lifetime heart pacemaker without ever changing batteries or external charging ports, that may be convenient. I mean, the tradeoff here is probably for people that are worried about more severe things than being a bit slower when jogging.

[-] drislands@lemmy.world 13 points 1 week ago

That's a fair point. I suppose it depends on how much oxygen it takes, exactly.

[-] RestrictedAccount@lemmy.world 7 points 1 week ago

Exactly. It depends on the option.

[-] CanadaPlus@lemmy.sdf.org 1 points 1 week ago

And how well oxygenated the person is. If they're chronically really anemic it might be a problem where it wouldn't for a healthy person.

[-] Vex_Detrause@lemmy.ca 6 points 1 week ago

Doesn't a pacemaker last like 10 years now? It would still need battery I guess even though it charges by blood oxygen. Imagine having carbon monoxide poisoning but what killed the patient was the pacemaker that died.

[-] anton@lemmy.blahaj.zone 7 points 1 week ago

Doesn't a pacemaker last like 10 years now?

Yes, but a nuclear pacemaker can last a lifetime.
A bio-battery has that same advantage without containing a radioactive sample that needs to be removed when you die.

[-] prole@sh.itjust.works 5 points 1 week ago

How long until it's turned into a weapon

[-] possiblylinux127@lemmy.zip 1 points 1 week ago

Or how long until this powers computers with advanced AI

[-] OldWoodFrame@lemm.ee 18 points 1 week ago

Let's uh all take an AI safety class before we make an AGI that survives off the oxygen from human blood.

[-] EmptySlime@lemmy.blahaj.zone 16 points 1 week ago




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[-] fsxylo@sh.itjust.works 6 points 1 week ago

horizon zero dawn theme starts playing

[-] deegeese@sopuli.xyz 15 points 1 week ago
[-] admiralpatrick@lemmy.world 11 points 1 week ago

More like a parasite since it's competing with the rest of your body for that oxygen.

[-] deegeese@sopuli.xyz 14 points 1 week ago

Presumably doctors would only implant a device which benefits the patient.

[-] Mikufan@ani.social 2 points 1 week ago

Neuralink begs to differ.

(the probability of it causing Meningitis is pretty high)

[-] SchizoDenji@lemm.ee 1 points 1 week ago

And which doctor is prescribing it?

[-] Mikufan@ani.social 1 points 1 week ago

You don't need a prescription for it, nither do you for any other implants.

[-] Grandwolf319@sh.itjust.works 2 points 1 week ago

Yes but does it benefit the device?

[-] Atemu@lemmy.ml 2 points 1 week ago
[-] inclementimmigrant@lemmy.world 8 points 1 week ago

Can't wait to see the inevitable repeat of the Samsung exploding battery debacle.

[-] Kolanaki@yiffit.net 8 points 1 week ago* (last edited 1 week ago)

Put them in my hands so I can just charge my phone by holding it.

Also, if someone has a heart attack and needs defibrillation, I'll have it covered.

[-] slazer2au@lemmy.world 7 points 1 week ago

I like your thinking but I doubt it will work in its current state.

The researchers then implanted the battery under the skin on the backs of rats and measured its electricity output. Two weeks later, they found that the battery can produce stable voltages between 1.3 V and 1.4 V, with a maximum power density of 2.6 µW/cm2. Although the output is insufficient to power medical devices, the design shows that harnessing oxygen in the body for energy is possible.

[-] RobotToaster@mander.xyz 6 points 1 week ago

2.6 µW/cm2.

Harvesting the energy from vibrations would probably generate more ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)

[-] DarkThoughts@fedia.io 4 points 1 week ago

Yeah but who's gonna masturbate the mice?

[-] rustydomino@lemmy.world 2 points 1 week ago

2.6 microwatts per cm^2 of what? Surface area of anode/cathode in the battery? Summary does not say.

[-] possiblylinux127@lemmy.zip 7 points 1 week ago

Does it involve plugging myself into the Matrix. I can't wait until the AI uses humans as a power source

[-] FenrirIII@lemmy.world 3 points 1 week ago

We're a very impractical power source. Better to wipe us out and start over.

[-] HootinNHollerin@lemmy.world 6 points 1 week ago* (last edited 1 week ago)

Should be called Vampire

[-] Phoenix5869 5 points 1 week ago

I’ve heard this sort of thing 1000 times before, and so far it never materialises.

[-] FartsWithAnAccent@fedia.io 5 points 1 week ago

runs out of oxygen to charge and passes out

[-] Duke_Nukem_1990@feddit.de 4 points 1 week ago

One step closer to Roland's battle drug implants from After The Revolution by Robert Evans.

[-] BuryMyHorse@lemmy.world 4 points 1 week ago

parasites is what they are

[-] Emma_Gold_Man@lemmy.dbzer0.com 3 points 1 week ago

Symbiont's is closer to it, since the host gets a benefit. At least for now ...

[-] maynarkh@feddit.nl 1 points 1 week ago
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