Battery Technology for Medical Devices

Lecture / Panel
For NYU Community

Marissa Caldwell


Marissa Caldwell


Whether powering very large equipment such as portable ventilators or extremely miniaturized implanted pacemakers, batteries are the fuel for medical device innovation. Modern medical care is reliant on portable power, and advances in battery technology both enables disruptive new device designs and inspires new therapy delivery ideas.

This talk will highlight some of the unique challenges that medical applications pose for batteries, and how a patient-centric focus can drive technology development. The roles of primary and secondary batteries will be introduced in context of both implantable and non-implantable devices.