Kinetic-Powered Health Wearables: Challenges and Opportunities
On-body health monitoring involves continuous sensing and wireless data transmissions, which severely impacts the battery life of wearable devices. However, rapid advances in kinetic energy harvesting (KEH) soon might obviate the need for battery recharging or replacement by harnessing human motion energy. The authors discuss the challenges and opportunities of KEH technology to help realize the ultimate vision of fully autonomous IoT-based healthcare.
M. Hassan et al., "Kinetic-Powered Health Wearables: Challenges and Opportunities," Computer, vol. 51, no. 9, pp. 64-74, IEEE Computer Society, Sep 2018.
The definitive version is available at https://doi.org/10.1109/MC.2018.3620960
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Keywords and Phrases
Energy harvesting; Health; Health care; Internet of things; Kinetic energy; Kinetics; Secondary batteries; Battery recharging; Continuous sensing; Health monitoring; Piezoelectric energy harvesters; Sensing; Wearable devices; Wearables; Wireless data transmission; Wearable technology; Healthcare; IoT; KEH; Kinetic energy harvesting; PEH
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01 Sep 2018