No sweat: NTU researchers develop battery powered by perspiration

(From left) Dr Gurunathan Thangavel, a senior research fellow at NTU's School of Materials Science and Engineering (MSE), Professor Lee Pooi See, materials scientist and dean of NTU Graduate College, and Dr Lyu Jian, a research fellow at the MSE.
(From left) Dr Gurunathan Thangavel, a senior research fellow at NTU's School of Materials Science and Engineering (MSE), Professor Lee Pooi See, materials scientist and dean of NTU Graduate College, and Dr Lyu Jian, a research fellow at the MSE.PHOTO: NTU SINGAPORE

SINGAPORE - Researchers at the Nanyang Technological University (NTU) have developed a battery that could use sweat to power wearables such as smart watches and fitness trackers.

The team of three scientists showed that a prototype of the battery was able to power a temperature sensor and send data to a smartphone through Bluetooth.

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