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Funded Project Details - FY2021

Project Number:

Title: Power Hungry: Fuel Cells Harvesting Biofluids for Renewable Power of Wearable Medical Devices
Principal Investigator:

Richard F. Weir

Location: Denver, CO
Congressional District Code: 6
Research Service: Rehabilitation R&D
Project Period: October 2020 - September 2022
FY 2021 Funding Amount: $93,661
Total Award Amount
(all years):
Abstract: View full abstract and other project information on NIH RePORTER


Our ultimate goal is to create an alkaline fuel cell that uses blood sugars as a renewable power source for implantable and wearable medical devices. We believe the components and technologies needed to create such a device have come of age and that an opportunity exists to develop a system that integrates these components to produce a clinically viable system in terms of size, power, and efficiency. If successful, this will be a completely novel technology using blood sugar as a fuel source for...

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