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Flat inductors for human motion energy harvesting
Author(s): Juris Blums; Galina Terlecka; Ilgvars Gornevs; Ausma Vilumsone
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Paper Abstract

The human motion energy harvesting is under investigation. The aim of this investigation: to develop electromagnetic human motion energy harvester that will consist only from flat elements and is integrable into the apparel. Main parts of the developed human motion energy harvester are flat, spiral-shaped inductors. Voltage pulses in such flat inductors can be induced during the motion of a permanent magnet along it. Due to the flat structure, inductors can be completely integrated into the parts of the clothes and it is not necessary to keep empty place for the movement of the magnet, as in usual electromagnetic harvesters. The prototype of the clothing, jacket with integrated electromagnetic human motion energy harvester with flat inductors is tested. The theoretical model for the induction of the electromotive force due to the magnet’s movement is created for the basic shapes (round, rhombic, square) of the inductive elements and the results (shape of voltage pulse and generated energy) of the calculations are in a good qualitative and quantitative coincidence with an experimental research.

Paper Details

Date Published: 17 May 2013
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 8763, Smart Sensors, Actuators, and MEMS VI, 87631L (17 May 2013); doi: 10.1117/12.2016995
Show Author Affiliations
Juris Blums, Riga Technical Univ. (Latvia)
Galina Terlecka, Riga Technical Univ. (Latvia)
Ilgvars Gornevs, Riga Technical Univ. (Latvia)
Ausma Vilumsone, Riga Technical Univ. (Latvia)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8763:
Smart Sensors, Actuators, and MEMS VI
Ulrich Schmid; José Luis Sánchez de Rojas Aldavero; Monika Leester-Schaedel, Editor(s)

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