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URN: urn:nbn:de:swb:90-757574
DOI: 10.1515/cdbme-2017-0067

Design of a body energy harvesting system for the upper extremity

Brunner, Stephan; Gerst, Maximilian; Pylatiuk, Christian

Converting energy from human upper limb motions into electrical energy is a challenge, as low frequency movements have to be converted into repetitive movements to effectively drive electromechanical generators. The prototype of an electromagnetic linear generator with gyrating mass is presented. The mechanical motion model first was simulated and the design was evaluated during different activities. An average power output of about 50 μW was determined with a maximum power output of 2.2 mW that is sufficient to operate sensors for health monitoring.

Zugehörige Institution(en) am KIT Institut für Angewandte Informatik (IAI)
Publikationstyp Zeitschriftenaufsatz
Jahr 2017
Sprache Englisch
Identifikator ISSN: 2364-5504
URN: urn:nbn:de:swb:90-757574
KITopen ID: 1000075757
HGF-Programm 47.01.02; LK 01
Erschienen in Current directions in biomedical engineering
Band 3
Heft 2
Seiten 331-334
Schlagworte Body energy harvesting; upper limb; motion
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