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Smart Mobile Pouch as a Biomechanical Energy Harvester towards Self-Powered Smart Wireless Power Transfer Applications

Abstract

A Smart Mobile Pouch Triboelectric Nanogenerator (SMP-TENG) is introduced as a promising eco-friendly approach for scavenging biomechanical energy for powering next generation intelligent devices and smart phones. This is a cost-effective and robust method for harvesting energy from human motion, by utilizing worn fabrics as a contact material. The SMP-TENG is capable of harvesting energy in two operational modes: lateral sliding and vertical contact and separation. Moreover, the SMP-TENG can also act as a self-powered emergency flashlight and self-powered pedometer during normal human motion. A wireless power transmission setup integrated with SMP-TENG is demonstrated. This upgrades the traditional energy harvesting device into a self-powered wireless power transfer SMP-TENG. The wirelessly transferred power can be used to charge a Li-ion battery and light LEDs. The SMP-TENG opens a wide range of opportunities in the field of self-powered devices and low maintenance energy harvesting systems for portable and wearable electronic gadgets.

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The article was received on 05 Jan 2017, accepted on 16 Apr 2017 and first published on 19 Apr 2017


Article type: Paper
DOI: 10.1039/C7NR00110J
Citation: Nanoscale, 2017, Accepted Manuscript
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    Smart Mobile Pouch as a Biomechanical Energy Harvester towards Self-Powered Smart Wireless Power Transfer Applications

    A. Chandrasekhar, N. R. Alluri, S. M. S. P., M. Young Sun and S. Kim, Nanoscale, 2017, Accepted Manuscript , DOI: 10.1039/C7NR00110J

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