Wearable power Harvester for medical applications

  • Terlecka G
  • Blums J
  • Vilumsone A
  • et al.
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Intelligent biomedical clothes combine health problem prevention,<br />comfort, convenience, entertainment and communication with fashion and<br />make everyday life easier. Homecare and healthcare applications<br />wireless, mobile networks and wireless sensors improve the existing<br />monitoring capabilities especially for the elderly, children,<br />chronically ill and also for athletes. Sensor nodes are generally<br />battery-powered devices. Batteries add size, weight and inconvenience to<br />portable electronic devices and require periodical replacement. Nowadays<br />the human power is an alternative and attractive energy source. Energy,<br />which is generated during routine and seemingly insignificant human<br />motions, shows promise as an alternative to power embedded wireless,<br />mobile networks and wireless sensors. This paper describes the prototype<br />of a smart garment and offers several alternative integration places of<br />generator's parts, which are based on the principle of operation of the<br />electromagnetic generator. Seven variants of location are proposed,<br />which are tested and analysed. During the research, analysis of the most<br />optimal placement of generator's part in garment has been performed.




Terlecka, G., Blums, J., Vilumsone, A., Gornevs, I., & Pavare, Z. (2014). Wearable power Harvester for medical applications. SHS Web of Conferences, 10, 00046. https://doi.org/10.1051/shsconf/20141000046

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