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Energy neutral activity monitoring: Wearables powered by smart inductive charging surfaces

Energy neutral activity monitoring: Wearables powered by smart inductive charging surfaces
Energy neutral activity monitoring: Wearables powered by smart inductive charging surfaces
Wearable technologies play a key role in the shift of traditional healthcare services towards eHealth and self-monitoring. Maintenance overheads, such as regular battery recharging, impose a limitation on the applicability of such technologies in some groups of the population. In this paper, we propose an activity monitoring system that is based on wearable sensors that are powered by textile inductive charging surfaces. By strategically positioning these surfaces on pieces of furniture that are routinely used, the system passively charges the wearable sensor whilst the user is present. As a proof-of-concept example, experiments conducted on a prototype implementation of the system suggest that 36 minutes of daily desktop computer usage are on average sufficient to maintain a wearable sensor energy neutral.
Wearable Technologies, Inductive Power Transfer, Energy Neutral Operation, Energy Harvesting, eHealth, Internet of Things
IEEE
Fafoutis, Xenofon
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Clare, Lindsay
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Grabham, Neil
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Beeby, Stephen
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Stark, Bernard
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Piechocki, Robert
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Craddock, Ian
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Fafoutis, Xenofon
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Grabham, Neil
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Beeby, Stephen
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Stark, Bernard
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Piechocki, Robert
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Craddock, Ian
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Fafoutis, Xenofon, Clare, Lindsay, Grabham, Neil, Beeby, Stephen, Stark, Bernard, Piechocki, Robert and Craddock, Ian (2016) Energy neutral activity monitoring: Wearables powered by smart inductive charging surfaces. In 2016 13th Annual IEEE International Conference on Sensing, Communication, and Networking (SECON). IEEE.. (doi:10.1109/SAHCN.2016.7732986).

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Abstract

Wearable technologies play a key role in the shift of traditional healthcare services towards eHealth and self-monitoring. Maintenance overheads, such as regular battery recharging, impose a limitation on the applicability of such technologies in some groups of the population. In this paper, we propose an activity monitoring system that is based on wearable sensors that are powered by textile inductive charging surfaces. By strategically positioning these surfaces on pieces of furniture that are routinely used, the system passively charges the wearable sensor whilst the user is present. As a proof-of-concept example, experiments conducted on a prototype implementation of the system suggest that 36 minutes of daily desktop computer usage are on average sufficient to maintain a wearable sensor energy neutral.

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Accepted/In Press date: 14 March 2016
e-pub ahead of print date: 3 November 2016
Published date: November 2016
Keywords: Wearable Technologies, Inductive Power Transfer, Energy Neutral Operation, Energy Harvesting, eHealth, Internet of Things

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Local EPrints ID: 414716
URI: https://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/414716
PURE UUID: 696950c2-a645-4a6c-a8c2-f6e185815626
ORCID for Neil Grabham: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-6385-0331
ORCID for Stephen Beeby: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-0800-1759

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Date deposited: 09 Oct 2017 16:30
Last modified: 06 Oct 2018 00:39

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