Wearable Triboelectric Nanogenerators for Therapeutics

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Wearable triboelectric nanogenerators (W-TENGs) have triggered considerable attention in light of their broad and diverse biomedical applications, from biomonitoring to therapeutics. In this review, we summarize the use of W-TENGs for self-powered/self-administered therapeutic interventions, classifying them on the basis of materials chemistry, working mechanism, and advanced device design. Specifically, we discuss the use of various W-TENG-based devices in drug delivery, muscle stimulation, tissue regeneration, and assistive therapy. We end the review by discussing academic and industrial trends for W-TENGs in the future of therapeutic devices. This review showcases the significant potential of W-TENGs as an emerging technological platform that will permeate many medical fields.

Trend in Chemistry
Xiao Xiao (肖潇)
Xiao Xiao (肖潇)
PhD student

My research focuses on bioelectronics, bioinspired materials, as well as nanotechnology for energy and healthcare applications.