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Today’s Wearable Medical Devices Require Batteries That Are Powerful, Safe and Sustainable

Wearable medical devices have the potential to improve lives through monitoring, feedback, diagnostics and treatment. From vital sign tracking to ingestible cameras, modern medical device technology provides highly sophisticated patient engagement that can diagnose, treat, record and alert. This can result in potentially improved quality of life and more positive patient outcomes. But to do […]

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ZPower® Announces Collaboration with Blamey Saunders hears

Australian hearing aid company launches the world’s first modular rechargeable hearing aid The use of rechargeable modules for hearing aids is truly a unique design. It means a user never has to go without their hearing aid while a battery is charging – they simply swap it for a charged backup module and on they […]

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ZPower Director of Research Jeffrey Ortega Discusses Right to Repair and the Environmental Impact of Impenetrable Design in New Article for R&D Magazine

According to numbers from the Consumer Electronics Association, the average American household utilizes around 28 electronic devices ranging from the big (think washing machines) to the small (think fitness trackers). And while many of us dutifully throw our smaller devices into the recycling bin after they cease to function – or, even better, take them […]

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The Most Advanced Hearables in the World use Rechargeable Silver-Zinc Battery Technology

Author: Timothy Powers, Director of Applications Engineering, ZPower According to a study by Research and Markets, the hearables market, a wearables sub-segment that includes hearing aids, personal sound amplifiers (PSAPs) and earbuds/headphones, had an estimated value of $130 million in 2015 and is slated for a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of >120% to be […]

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The Looming Problem of Battery Waste in Wearables and How to Solve It

By Jeffrey Ortega, Ph.D., ZPower Director of Research According to the Environmental Protection Agency, Americans buy approximately three billion dry-cell batteries each year to power common household devices, including radios, toys, phones and computers. This volume creates nearly 180,000 tons of battery waste that is either recycled or ends up in landfills, where it can […]

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How Safe are Lithium Ion Batteries? Are There Safer Alternatives?

Popularity of Lithium Ion Batteries  Because of lithium’s enormous capacity as an energy source, it has been the focus of much of the rechargeable battery industry’s time and attention. This effort has led to the development of the lithium ion battery which is rechargeable and more stable than its solid lithium counterparts, and used to […]

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Power Failures Prove Perilous

Medical Devices: Market Wants Better Batteries The San Fernando Valley Business Journal published an article on October 31st, 2016 highlighting the recent advisory warnings of batteries in both the medical and consumer electronic industry. ZPower’s Director of Research, Jeff Ortega Ph.D., comments on the challenge that many battery manufacturers face, how to produce more power […]

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Next-Level Rechargeable Batteries for Hearing Aids are Here

ZPower has introduced high-energy rechargeable batteries for hearing aids that can be retrofitted for use with many major hearing aid brands, making it a convenient option for patients. Hearing aids retrofitted with ZPower batteries and customized battery doors can be recharged without requiring users to open the battery doors or remove the battery from the […]

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We’re Among the Ranks of ISO 9001 Certified Companies

Like all ISO 9001 certified companies, ZPower meets some very stringent guidelines. Here’s a quick overview: ISO 9001:2008 specifies requirements for a quality management system where an organization needs to demonstrate its ability to consistently provide product that meets customer and applicable statutory and regulatory requirements, and aims to enhance customer satisfaction through the effective […]

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Silver-Zinc Button Cell Battery Has Superior Energy Density

Energy Density Comparison of the Silver-Zinc Button Cell Battery with Rechargeable Li-Ion and Li-Polymer Coin and Miniature Prismatic Cells Silver-zinc batteries have the highest theoretical specific energy (Wh/kg) and energy density (Wh/L) of all rechargeable battery technologies available commercially today. Rechargeable silver-zinc batteries have been successfully used for decades in military and aerospace applications where […]

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