Like Water for Energy [Video]

Like Water for Energy [Video]

Health Tech Insider publisher Alfred Poor wrote in 2015 that energy harvesting is key to wearable success. Alfred’s premise was that for wearables to be ultimately successful they had to “disappear into our lives.” If we need to replace batteries or...
Accidental Discovery: Energy Harvesting from Air

Accidental Discovery: Energy Harvesting from Air

What do penicillin, microwave ovens, pacemakers, Silly Putty, LSD, The Slinky, Post-It notes, X-rays, and inkjet printers have in common? They were all discovered by accident, usually by scientists investigating or intent on inventing something completely different....
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...
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...