Wearable and Implantable Body Sensor Networks, International Workshop on (2009)
June 3, 2009 to June 5, 2009
DOI Bookmark: http://doi.ieeecomputersociety.org/10.1109/BSN.2009.10
This paper discusses the necessity and ways of replacing batteries in BSNs and other wearable devices with energy scavengers. The stresses are made on thermoelectric energy converters of human body heat into electrical power and on rules of their designing. The reasons for and possible ways of hybridizing wearable thermoelectric converters with photovoltaic cells are discussed, too. The examples of energy scavengers, both wearable and in clothing, for self-powered wireless sensors are described.
thermoelectric, photovoltaic, autonomous device, energy scavenging, wearable electronics, self-powered device
C. V. Hoof, V. Leonov and R. J. Vullers, "Thermoelectric and Hybrid Generators in Wearable Devices and Clothes," 2009 Sixth International Workshop on Wearable & Implantable Body Sensor Networks Conference (BSN 2009)(BSN), Berkeley, CA, 2009, pp. 195-200.