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Multilayer ferroelectret-based energy harvesting insole

Multilayer ferroelectret-based energy harvesting insole
Multilayer ferroelectret-based energy harvesting insole
This paper reports a flexible energy harvesting insole made of multilayer ferroelectrets, and demonstrates that this insole can power a wireless signal transmission. We have previously studied the energy harvesting characteristics of single and 10-layer ferroelectrets under compressive forces with quantified amplitudes and frequencies. In this work, we fabricate a flexible insole using multilayer ferroelectrets, and increase the number of layers from 10 up to 80, then use this insole to harvest energy from footsteps. We use this insole to power a commercial ZigBee wireless transmitter, and successfully demonstrate that an 8-bit data transmission can be solely powered by the energy harvested from this insole for every 3 to 4 footsteps. It confirms the anticipation from our previous work that the multilayer ferroelectrets are capable of powering the start-up and transmission of a low-power chipset, and shows a potential of using this energy harvesting insole in wearable applications.
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Luo, Z.
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Zhu, D.
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Beeby, S.
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Luo, Z.
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Zhu, D.
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Beeby, S.
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Luo, Z., Zhu, D. and Beeby, S. (2015) Multilayer ferroelectret-based energy harvesting insole. Journal of Physics: Conference Series, 660 (12118), 1-5. (doi:10.1088/1742-6596/660/1/012118).

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Abstract

This paper reports a flexible energy harvesting insole made of multilayer ferroelectrets, and demonstrates that this insole can power a wireless signal transmission. We have previously studied the energy harvesting characteristics of single and 10-layer ferroelectrets under compressive forces with quantified amplitudes and frequencies. In this work, we fabricate a flexible insole using multilayer ferroelectrets, and increase the number of layers from 10 up to 80, then use this insole to harvest energy from footsteps. We use this insole to power a commercial ZigBee wireless transmitter, and successfully demonstrate that an 8-bit data transmission can be solely powered by the energy harvested from this insole for every 3 to 4 footsteps. It confirms the anticipation from our previous work that the multilayer ferroelectrets are capable of powering the start-up and transmission of a low-power chipset, and shows a potential of using this energy harvesting insole in wearable applications.

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Accepted/In Press date: 3 November 2015
Published date: 10 December 2015
Additional Information: The 15th International Conference on Micro and Nanotechnology for Power Generation and Energy Conversion Applications (PowerMEMS 2015) Boston December 1-4, 2015
Organisations: Electronics & Computer Science

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Local EPrints ID: 387208
URI: https://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/387208
ISSN: 1742-6588
PURE UUID: 1d78ec6c-155a-472b-88b3-c9c711100a2c
ORCID for S. Beeby: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-0800-1759

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Date deposited: 16 Feb 2016 15:24
Last modified: 06 Jun 2018 13:07

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