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Thermoelectrical generator powered by human body
Author(s): Zuzana Almasyova; David Vala; Zdenek Slanina; Adam Idzkowski
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Paper Abstract

This article deals with the possibility of using alternative energy sources for power of biomedical sensors with low power consumption, especially using the Peltier effect sources. Energy for powering of the target device has been used from the available renewable photovoltaic effect. The work is using of "energy harvesting" or "harvest energy" produced by autonomous generator harvesting accumulate energy. It allows to start working from 0.25 V. Measuring chain consists of further circuit which is a digital monitoring device for monitoring a voltage, current and power with I2C bus interface. Using the Peltier effect was first tested in a thermocontainer with water when the water heating occurred on the basis of different temperature differential between the cold and hot side of the Peltier element result in the production of energy. Realized prototype was also experimentally tested on human skin, specifically on the back, both in idle mode and under load.

Paper Details

Date Published: 7 August 2017
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 10445, Photonics Applications in Astronomy, Communications, Industry, and High Energy Physics Experiments 2017, 104453C (7 August 2017); doi: 10.1117/12.2280820
Show Author Affiliations
Zuzana Almasyova, Technical Univ. of Ostrava (Czech Republic)
David Vala, Technical Univ. of Ostrava (Czech Republic)
Zdenek Slanina, Technical Univ. of Ostrava (Czech Republic)
Adam Idzkowski, Bialystok Univ. of Technology (Poland)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 10445:
Photonics Applications in Astronomy, Communications, Industry, and High Energy Physics Experiments 2017
Ryszard S. Romaniuk; Maciej Linczuk, Editor(s)

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