The Manpower Project

The Manpower Project is a European consortium engaging in research into new materials and devices that will facilitate extraction and storage of energy from a beating heart to power a pacemaker.

The Manpower Project will target the development of perpetually self-powered, electronic systems that can be implanted into the human body, thus removing the requirement for a battery replacement.

The collaborative project is coordinated by the Tyndall National Institute, and brings together a number of European partners including Fraunhofer - EMFT, Cork Institute of Technology (CIT), Technische Universiteit Eindhoven, the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, IEF at Universite Paris-Sud, 3D Plus, Sorin and Communicraft Limited.

A European consortium led by the Tyndall National Institute at University College Cork has secured EU funding.