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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.

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DOI: 10.5445/IR/1000075757
DOI: 10.1515/cdbme-2017-0067
Zitationen: 7
Cover der Publikation
Zugehörige Institution(en) am KIT Institut für Angewandte Informatik (IAI)
Publikationstyp Zeitschriftenaufsatz
Publikationsjahr 2017
Sprache Englisch
Identifikator ISSN: 2364-5504
KITopen-ID: 1000075757
HGF-Programm 47.01.02 (POF III, LK 01) Biol.Netzwerke u.Synth.Regulat. IAI
Erschienen in Current directions in biomedical engineering
Verlag De Gruyter
Band 3
Heft 2
Seiten 331-334
Schlagwörter Body energy harvesting; upper limb; motion
Nachgewiesen in Dimensions
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