publication . Article . 2002

Human Powered PiezoelectricBatteries to Supply Power to Wearable Electronic Devices.

Gonzalez, Jose' Luis; Rubio, Antonio; Moll, Francesc;
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  • Published: 01 Mar 2002 Journal: International Journal of the Society of Materials Engineering for Resources, volume 10, issue 1, pages 34-40 (issn: 1347-9725, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: The Society of Materilas Engineering for resources of Japan
Consumer electronic equipments are becoming small, portable devices that provide users with a wide range of functionality, from communication to music playing. The battery technology and the power consumption of the device limit the size, weight and autonomous lifetime. One promising alternative to batteries (and fuel cells, that must be refueled as well) is to use the parasitic energy dissipated in the movement of the wearer of the device to power it. We analyze in this work the current state-of-the-art and the future prospect of energy conversion from mechanical movement in the human environment to electrical energy based upon the piezoelectric effect. This is...
free text keywords: Power generators, Piezoelectric materials, Wearable devices
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