Student working on a research project.

Heartbeat Powered Cardiac Pacemaker

The project aims to fabricate and test a pacemaker, which is powered by heartbeat vibrations. This involved using state of the art energy harvesting methods. Vibration energy is converted to electrical energy through the piezoelectric phenomena. For more information please refer to the following article in The Economist on our research:

Research Project Information

Disciplines: Mechanical Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, Electrical Engineering
Student Skill-Set Needed: Mechanical Design and Fabrication or Circuit Design and Wireless Communications + motivation
Compensation: Academic Credit
Available: Fall, Spring, Summer


For further information on this opportunity, or to apply, contact:

Faculty Member: M. Amin Karami
Title: Assistant Professor
Department: Mechanical And Aerospace Engineering
Office: 1012 Furnas Hall
Phone: 716-645-5878