Lasting bioelectronic devices
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Lasting bioelectronic devices

The March focus issue highlights engineering advances that lengthen the operational lifespan of bioelectronics. See also the Perspective on medical devices on chips.

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  • The accelerating power of machine learning in diagnosing disease and in sorting and classifying health data will empower physicians and speed-up decision making in the clinic.
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Volume 1 Issue 3

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Volume 1 Issue 3

Lasting bioelectronic devices

This focus issue highlights engineering advances that lengthen the lifespan of bioelectronics (Editorial, Comment): energy harvesting in the gastrointestinal tract (Article, News & Views), a conformal electromagnetic surface for powering an implanted device (Article, News & Views), and an ultrathin passivating layer for electronic arrays (ArticleNews & Views).

The cover illustrates an ingestible energy-harvesting electrochemical cell (Article, News & Views).

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