Scientists have developed a way to turn pee into electricity. And there’s plenty were that came from, they point out.
Cheap, disposable, and renewable, urine-powered batteries may be the perfect power source for disposable healthcare test kits called biochips, the researchers say.
“We are striving to develop cheap, disposable credit card-sized biochips for disease detection,” said battery developer Ki Bang Lee. “Our battery can be easily integrated into such devices, supplying electricity upon contact with biofluids such as urine.”
The research is detailed in the Aug. 15 issue of the Institute of Physics’ Journal of Micromechanics and Microengineering. Power of Pee Runs a Battery