Title

Kinetic-Powered Health Wearables: Challenges and Opportunities

Abstract

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.

Department(s)

Computer Science

Research Center/Lab(s)

Intelligent Systems Center

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

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

0018-9162

Document Type

Article - Journal

Document Version

Citation

File Type

text

Language(s)

English

Rights

© 2018 IEEE Computer Society, All rights reserved.

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