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Thursday December 07, 2017

Scientists Create Stretchable Battery Made Entirely Out of Fabric

A research team has developed an entirely textile-based, bacteria-powered bio-battery that could one day be integrated into wearable electronics. The batteries exhibited stable electricity-generating capability even when tested under repeated stretching and twisting cycles.

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Compared to traditional batteries and other enzymatic fuel cells, microbial fuel cells can be the most suitable power source for wearable electronics because the whole microbial cells as a biocatalyst provide stable enzymatic reactions and a long lifetime. Sweat generated from the human body can be a potential fuel to support bacterial viability, providing the long-term operation of the microbial fuel cells.