Unlike chemotherapy, physical stimulation is body-friendly method which does not introduce foreign substances into the human body; however, since the use of the separate power source is dominant, there are forced restrictions. Herein, we report an innovative electrical stimulation method using the body-mediated energy loss conversion (BELC) system. The BELC system is a structure-concept-device that concentrates a local electric field in the desired area by utilizing energy loss from body movement as a power source; and the human body as an energy transfer medium. Concentrated electrical energy in the BELC system induces a low-frequency electric field that vitalizes the cell functions locally. Results from 3D simulation, designed cloth (patch, sleeve, athleisure) containing the BELC system and ex-vivo experiments demonstrate the electric field concentration through the human body without additional electrical components. Vitalization of cells and skins by the BELC system was inspected via in-vitro and in-vivo model; and insignificant side-effects of energy transfer pass-through mouse body were investigated.
Bibliographical noteFunding Information:
This research was supported by the National Research Foundation of Korea (NRF) grant funded by the Korea government, Ministry of Science and ICT (MSIT) (No. 2020R1A2C1010829 ), the Basic Science Research Program (NRF- 2017R1E1A1A01074343 ), and the Yonsei Enterprise Support Foundation .
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment
- Materials Science(all)
- Electrical and Electronic Engineering