Issue No. 09 - September (2018 vol. 51)
Mahbub Hassan , University of New South Wales, Sydney
Wen Hu , University of New South Wales, Sydney
Guhao Lan , University of New South Wales, Sydney
Aruna Seneviratne , University of New South Wales, Sydney
Sara Khalifa , Data61—CSIRO
Sajal K. Das , Missouri University of Science and Technology
On-body health monitoring involves continuous sensing and wireless data transmissions, which severely impacts the battery life of wearable devices. However, rapid advances in kinetic energy harvesting (KEH) soon might obviate the need for battery recharging or replacement by harnessing human motion energy. The authors discuss the challenges and opportunities of KEH technology to help realize the ultimate vision of fully autonomous IoT-based healthcare.
Biomedical monitoring, Energy harvesting, Internet of Things, Wearable computing, Kinetic energy
M. Hassan, W. Hu, G. Lan, A. Seneviratne, S. Khalifa and S. K. Das, "Kinetic-Powered Health Wearables: Challenges and Opportunities," in Computer, vol. 51, no. 9, pp. 64-74, 2018.