This is very interesting in the fact that the future design of implanted medical device could be impacted, but in a good way. The power module is no bigger than a grain of rice. It could be placed almost anywhere in the body on a nerve.
Batteries are bulky by comparison and many devices require a big hand hand devices. The micro implant would be a coil and a few other components.
It could be placed at a nerve bundle and could programmed to send electrical signals and could be used potentially for Parkinson's and other neurological diseases.
It is wireless and is still very much as the investigational stage. BD
Electrical engineer Ada Poon has invented a way to wirelessly transfer power deep inside the body. The technology could provide a path toward new medical devices.