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green_is_now
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re: Toward pacemakers powered by heartbeats
green_is_now   4/28/2013 8:26:42 PM
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Thanks for the link Sabastien two thoughts dump the full bridge rectifier for two half bridges. 1) efficiency may double at these low voltages! 2) the common mode noise voltage created by a full bridge currupts the analog front end, getting worse with miniturization due to proximity of the power conversion

Sebastien Boisseau
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re: Toward pacemakers powered by heartbeats
Sebastien Boisseau   10/31/2012 10:33:01 AM
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FYI : more information on Electrostatic and electret-based energy harvesters : http://www.intechopen.com/books/small-scale-energy-harvesting/electrostatic-conversion-for-vibration-energy-harvesting

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re: Toward pacemakers powered by heartbeats
agk   10/19/2012 12:40:45 PM
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Piezo and electrostatic principles are applied for energy harvesting. Piezo will be able to generate more power at least 10 times more than the electrostatic device.Also piezo will have more life time than the other one.

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mjacoby   10/18/2012 4:30:13 PM
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One step closer to the Matrix!!

seaEE
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re: Toward pacemakers powered by heartbeats
seaEE   10/18/2012 3:25:20 AM
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This is probably as close to a perpetual motion machine as you can get! :)



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