• Question: Can what you do help save lives?

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      Asked by Aoife??? to Matthew, Louise, Conor, Aoife on 17 Nov 2016.
      • Photo: Louise Mc Grath

        Louise Mc Grath answered on 17 Nov 2016:

        Hey Aoife!

        Well I think my battery could be used in medical devices, for example a pacemaker which is a small medical device that produces electrical impulses to help regulate the heartbeat. This important for those with heart problems.

        Pacemakers require a battery and if the battery stops working then it could be very bad. So hopefully my battery could be used but I won’t know until I build it if it will be powerful enough, but if its not I will make sure to work on it until it is!

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        Aoife Lucid answered on 17 Nov 2016:

        Hey Aoife! (excellent name :P)
        I do hope so, the work that I’m doing will help us to improve devices which produce clean energy, this is really important in reducing pollution and ultimately saving our planet and saving our planet is saving lives. 🙂

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        Matthew Kitching answered on 18 Nov 2016:

        Hi Aofie

        One day – hopefully! fingers crossed! Im currently working on making chemicals move to specific locations because of signals they receive so i hope to use my science to make drugs move to the right position in the body so they can actually target diseases (and not kill healthy cells 🙂

        hope that answers your question! let me know if you want to know more 🙂