Novel Technologies for Body Energy Harvesting and Transfer for Wearable and Implantable Health Monitoring Technologies

A special issue of Applied Sciences (ISSN 2076-3417). This special issue belongs to the section "Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (20 July 2023) | Viewed by 106

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Department of Electrical Engineering, NC State University, Raleigh, NC, USA
Interests: flexible electronics; thermoelectrics; energy harvesting from the human body; self-powered wearable electronics; Si and SiGe epitaxy; low-resistivity contacts; CMOS
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Dear Colleagues,

During the last decade, the wearable electronics industry has grown exponentially with many promising applications in health and performance monitoring. The ‘holy grail’ of wearable monitoring devices is long-term, continuous monitoring relying on energy harvested from either the human body or the environment thereby either eliminating the batteries or significantly extending their lifetime. In recent years, a variety of both mature and novel harvesting technologies have been considered, and significant advances in power density have been achieved. Perhaps even more importantly, this recent work on self-powered wearables has also sparked interest in the possibility of realizing implantable electronics that do not rely on periodic surgeries for replacing no-longer-functional batteries.  Achieving this goal will most likely require novel energy harvesting technologies or technologies that provide safe transfer of energy from an external source. This Special Issue of Applied Sciences welcomes papers on all aspects of energy harvesting or transfer technologies toward battery-free operation of wearable and implantable health-monitoring devices. As such, we welcome papers that focus on topics ranging from new enabling materials to complete engineering systems.

Prof. Dr. Mehmet C Ozturk
Guest Editor

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Keywords

  • wearable
  • implantable
  • energy
  • energy harvesting
  • energy transfer
  • self-powered
  • battery-free

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