The Thinnest, Long-Lasting Batteries You’ll Ever See

July 22, 2014

7:30 pm

California-based startup, Imprint Energy, is developing flexible, rechargeable batteries that can be printed on commonly used industrial screen printers. The startup has been testing ultra thin zinc-polymer batteries in wrist-worn devices.

The startup’s idea is to make these thin batteries safe for on-body applications which would be otherwise impossible with bulkier lithium-based batteries. The idea is to sell the batteries to manufacturers of wearable electronics, medical devices, smart labels, and environmental sensors.

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According to MIT Technology Review the company recently secured $6 million in funding from Phoenix Venture Partners and AME Cloud Ventures, the venture fund of Yahoo cofounder Jerry Yang, “to further develop its proprietary chemistry and finance the batteries’ commercial launch.”

Other ideas discussed using the batteries includes in clothing, powering smart labels with sensors for tracking food and “weird parts of your body like your eyes.” Interesting.

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Camila has been heavily active in South Florida’s tech startup community, where she is a co-host of a local radio show called pFunkcast. Camila previously worked at Greenpeace International and the Organization of the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) in various communication roles. A proud Brazilian who spent most of he life in Peru, she is passionate about traveling and documentaries.

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