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Proceedings 2017, 1(4), 387; doi:10.3390/proceedings1040387

Soft Triboelectric Band for Sensing of and Energy Scavenging From Body Motion

Electronics and Signal Processing Laboratory, EPFL, 2002 Neuchâtel, Switzerland
Microsystems for Space Technologies Laboratory, EPFL, 2002 Neuchâtel, Switzerland
Presented at the Eurosensors 2017 Conference, Paris, France, 3–6 September 2017.
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Published: 9 August 2017
(This article belongs to the Proceedings of Eurosensors 2017)
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We manifest a new method of developing wearable triboelectric band for self-powerd gesture sensing and power generating. Film casting technique, that is easily scalable, was used to patterned soft stretchable elastomers and conductive carbon based composites. The developed triboelectric band showed the capabilities of detecting locomotion of elbow and knee movement and provides electrical signal in response. The rms voltage, current and power of 2.9 V, 0.3 μA and 1.6 μW for elbow stretching, and 1.1 V, 0.11 μA and 0.22 μW for knee stretching was obtained for the optimum load of 10.1 MΩ at operational frequency of 1 ± 0.1 Hz.
Keywords: triboelectric effect; elastomeric; stretchable; energy harvesting; gesture sensing triboelectric effect; elastomeric; stretchable; energy harvesting; gesture sensing
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Haque, R.I.; Farine, P.-A.; Briand, D. Soft Triboelectric Band for Sensing of and Energy Scavenging From Body Motion. Proceedings 2017, 1, 387.

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