UNDERGRAD QUESTION

William Calvin wcalvin at stein.u.washington.edu
Mon Mar 22 18:37:04 EST 1993


djf at cch.coventry.ac.uk (Marvin Batty) writes:
>2) Could energy be diverted from a muscle/nerve cell to power a nano-motor
>or very small led?

Not unless your LED runs on nanoamperes -- and you've got an intracellular
recording electrode that will stay in place, despite movements.

Now if you're willing to use an amplifier with its own power source, then
you're into the standard EMG game.
    William H. Calvin   WCalvin at U.Washington.edu



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