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CES 2019 | Jenax promotes the benefits of their flexible battery to the medical wearable industry

The Jenax J. Flex battery can be twisted, bent, folded, and screwed up like paper while still providing power. (Source: Jenax).
The Jenax J. Flex battery can be twisted, bent, folded, and screwed up like paper while still providing power. (Source: Jenax).
Jenax spoke today at CES 2019 alongside medical companies Philips, Johnson & Johnson, and others, about how their J. Flex flexible battery allows designers to focus on the use-case and comfort of the device, rather than figuring out where to fit a bulky battery.

Jenax, the South Korean company behind the J. Flex flexible battery, presented today at CES how their flexible battery is helping to change the way that wearable medical devices are designed and used.

The Jenax J. Flex battery first debuted at CES 2015, and the initial buzz was created around its ability to power consumer wearable technology. The idea was that the flexible battery could be built into the lining of clothes and backpacks without ending up with a bulky solid battery pack getting in the way.

However, Jenax has increasingly been discussing the benefits of their product for medical wearables, particularly the size (0.5 mm thick) and impact resistance qualities. “By ultimately eliminating design constraints, companies can focus more on the benefits and comfortability of devices than on where to fit the large bulky battery,” said Jenax CEO, Lee-Hyun Shin.


Like all cutting-edge technology, there is a catch. Currently, the capacity of the J. Flex battery is the biggest drawback, with each unit having a capacity of around 30 mAh. This places it at roughly 20% of a standard button cell used in compact electronics.

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Craig Ward, 2019-01- 2 (Update: 2019-01- 1)
Craig Ward
Craig Ward - News Editor
I grew up in a family surrounded by technology, starting with my father loading up games for me on a Commodore 64, and later on a 486. In the late 90's and early 00's I started learning how to tinker with Windows, while also playing around with Linux distributions, both of which gave me an interest for learning how to make software do what you want it to do, and modifying settings that aren't normally user accessible. After this I started building my own computers, and tearing laptops apart, which gave me an insight into hardware and how it works in a complete system. Now keeping up with the latest in hardware and software news is a passion of mine.