Applications of nanogenerators for biomedical engineering and healthcare systems

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  • Wanli Wang - , Qingdao University (Autor:in)
  • Jinbo Pang - , University of Jinan (Autor:in)
  • Jie Su - , Qingdao University (Autor:in)
  • Fujiang Li - , Qingdao University (Autor:in)
  • Qiang Li - , Qingdao University (Autor:in)
  • Xiaoxiong Wang - , Qingdao University (Autor:in)
  • Jingang Wang - , University of Jinan (Autor:in)
  • Bergoi Ibarlucea - , Center for Advancing Electronics Dresden (cfaed), Max Bergmann Zentrum für Biomaterialien Dresden (MBZ) (Autor:in)
  • Xiaoyan Liu - , University of Jinan (Autor:in)
  • Yufen Li - , University of Jinan (Autor:in)
  • Weijia Zhou - , University of Jinan (Autor:in)
  • Kai Wang - , Qingdao University (Autor:in)
  • Qingfang Han - , University of Jinan (Autor:in)
  • Lei Liu - , University of Jinan (Autor:in)
  • Ruohan Zang - , University of Jinan (Autor:in)
  • Mark H. Rümmeli - , Soochow University, Polish Academy of Sciences, Leibniz Institute for Solid State and Materials Research Dresden, VŠB – Technical University of Ostrava (Autor:in)
  • Yang Li - , University of Jinan (Autor:in)
  • Hong Liu - , University of Jinan, Shandong University (Autor:in)
  • Han Hu - , China University of Petroleum (East China) (Autor:in)
  • Gianaurelio Cuniberti - , Professur für Materialwissenschaft und Nanotechnik, Center for Advancing Electronics Dresden (cfaed) (Autor:in)


The dream of human beings for long living has stimulated the rapid development of biomedical and healthcare equipment. However, conventional biomedical and healthcare devices have shortcomings such as short service life, large equipment size, and high potential safety hazards. Indeed, the power supply for conventional implantable device remains predominantly batteries. The emerging nanogenerators, which harvest micro/nanomechanical energy and thermal energy from human beings and convert into electrical energy, provide an ideal solution for self-powering of biomedical devices. The combination of nanogenerators and biomedicine has been accelerating the development of self-powered biomedical equipment. This article first introduces the operating principle of nanogenerators and then reviews the progress of nanogenerators in biomedical applications, including power supply, smart sensing, and effective treatment. Besides, the microbial disinfection and biodegradation performances of nanogenerators have been updated. Next, the protection devices have been discussed such as face mask with air filtering function together with real-time monitoring of human health from the respiration and heat emission. Besides, the nanogenerator devices have been categorized by the types of mechanical energy from human beings, such as the body movement, tissue and organ activities, energy from chemical reactions, and gravitational potential energy. Eventually, the challenges and future opportunities in the applications of nanogenerators are delivered in the conclusive remarks. (Figure presented.).


PublikationsstatusVeröffentlicht - Feb. 2022

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  • biomedical engineering, healthcare, implantable devices, nanogenerators, self-powered devices, sensors