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A Feasibility Study on Body-Worn Inertial Energy Harvesting during Walking and Running.

Huang, Hui, Merrett, Geoff, Metcalf, Cheryl and White, Neil (2011) A Feasibility Study on Body-Worn Inertial Energy Harvesting during Walking and Running. At Energy Harvesting 2011, United Kingdom.

Record type: Conference or Workshop Item (Poster)


The ability to self-power electronic devices from the movement of the human body has application in a number of fields, including defence, sport and healthcare. To realise this vision, sufficient movement has to be experienced by such an energy harvester. In this poster, we present the results of a study that collected acceleration data from 10 people walking and running on a treadmill for 30 seconds each. Each participant was instrumented with six wireless tri-axial accelerometers at key locations around the body. This dataset was used to analyse the magnitude and frequency distribution of accelerations present on the human body, and subsequently estimate the theoretical maximum output power that can be obtained using an energy harvester.

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Accepted/In Press date: 7 February 2011
Additional Information: Event Dates: 7th February 2011
Venue - Dates: Energy Harvesting 2011, United Kingdom, 2011-02-07
Keywords: Energy harvesting, body sensor networks, body-worn energy harvesters
Organisations: Electronic & Software Systems


Local EPrints ID: 272973
PURE UUID: 290d8ab3-d223-498a-9c86-6b6e442ec8b0
ORCID for Geoff Merrett: ORCID iD
ORCID for Neil White: ORCID iD

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Date deposited: 02 Nov 2011 14:51
Last modified: 18 Jul 2017 06:18

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Author: Hui Huang
Author: Geoff Merrett ORCID iD
Author: Cheryl Metcalf
Author: Neil White ORCID iD

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