NC State Harvests Energy from Hot Bodies

NC State Harvests Energy from Hot Bodies

Research and developments in energy harvesting to power implants and wearables continues to explore fascinating technologies. We’ve written about harvesting energy from human knee motion at the Chinese University of Hong Kong and from carbon nanotube yarn...
Flexible Fabric Harvests Body Heat for IoT

Flexible Fabric Harvests Body Heat for IoT

The search for efficient power sources for wearables and Internet of Things (IoT) devices takes many directions. In the past, we’ve written about technology that harvests energy from knee movement, sunlight, nanotube yarn, and more. Scientists at the Electronics...
Stretchable Battery [video]

Stretchable Battery [video]

Wearable devices designed for continuous biometric monitoring pose unique challenges in terms of power sources. A solution must be durable, comfortable, and convenient. We’ve written about flexible, stretchable batteries that can conform to various shapes and...
Harness Body Heat to Power Biosensors

Harness Body Heat to Power Biosensors

We are fascinated by energy-harvesting technologies. When we read or hear about new continuous-monitoring biometric sensing wearables and medical implants, one of the first questions that come to mind is, “OK, but what’s the power source?” Frequent...
Novel Wearable Sensor Detects Sweat pH

Novel Wearable Sensor Detects Sweat pH

Sweat sensors that monitor biomarkers could be the secret sauce that differentiates fitness wearables. We’ve written about sweat-sensing technology often, including stretchable sweat sensors developed by scientists at the University of Glasgow School of...