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Energy harvesting power supplies for electronic textiles

Energy harvesting power supplies for electronic textiles
Energy harvesting power supplies for electronic textiles

Electronic textiles (e-textiles or smart fabrics) are textiles that include smart, electronic functionality. Examples include integrated LEDs embedded within yarns [1] , printed functional materials deposited on the surface of the textile [2] and complex flexible circuits woven into the fabric [3]. The supply of power is a key challenge for wearable technologies generally and e-textiles in particular since existing solutions are typically battery powered and the rigid nature of conventional batteries is incompatible with the feel and nature textiles. Alternative power supplies using energy harvesting and wireless power transfer techniques could provide an alternative solution to supply power. Energy harvesting systems also typically require an energy reservoir to provide an energy buffer to accommodate the variations in power supplied from the harvesting solution. Combining flexible energy harvesting techniques with a textile-based energy storage reservoir offers the potential for autonomous textile power supplies suitable for use in future integrated e-textile applications.

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Beeby, Stephen, Torah, Russel, Tudor, John, Grabham, Neil, Yong, Sheng, Arumugam, Sasikumar, Li, Yi and Shi, Junjie (2019) Energy harvesting power supplies for electronic textiles. In FLEPS 2019 - IEEE International Conference on Flexible and Printable Sensors and Systems, Proceedings. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. (doi:10.1109/FLEPS.2019.8792260).

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Abstract

Electronic textiles (e-textiles or smart fabrics) are textiles that include smart, electronic functionality. Examples include integrated LEDs embedded within yarns [1] , printed functional materials deposited on the surface of the textile [2] and complex flexible circuits woven into the fabric [3]. The supply of power is a key challenge for wearable technologies generally and e-textiles in particular since existing solutions are typically battery powered and the rigid nature of conventional batteries is incompatible with the feel and nature textiles. Alternative power supplies using energy harvesting and wireless power transfer techniques could provide an alternative solution to supply power. Energy harvesting systems also typically require an energy reservoir to provide an energy buffer to accommodate the variations in power supplied from the harvesting solution. Combining flexible energy harvesting techniques with a textile-based energy storage reservoir offers the potential for autonomous textile power supplies suitable for use in future integrated e-textile applications.

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Published date: 1 July 2019
Venue - Dates: 1st IEEE International Conference on Flexible and Printable Sensors and Systems, FLEPS 2019, United Kingdom, 2019-07-07 - 2019-07-10

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Local EPrints ID: 436569
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/436569
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ORCID for Stephen Beeby: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-0800-1759
ORCID for Russel Torah: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-5598-2860
ORCID for Neil Grabham: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-6385-0331
ORCID for Sheng Yong: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-8588-5981
ORCID for Sasikumar Arumugam: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-7783-1799

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Date deposited: 13 Dec 2019 17:30
Last modified: 27 Jan 2020 13:52

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Author: Stephen Beeby ORCID iD
Author: Russel Torah ORCID iD
Author: John Tudor
Author: Neil Grabham ORCID iD
Author: Sheng Yong ORCID iD
Author: Sasikumar Arumugam ORCID iD
Author: Yi Li
Author: Junjie Shi

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