Modeling and design of electromagnetic and piezoelectric chest strain energy harvesters including soft tissue effects

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Abstract

Breathing produces chest motion 24 hours a day, hence it is ideal for continuous energy harvesting of up to milliwatt scale power levels. A soft band wrapped around the chest can extend by centimeters at relatively low force levels. A stiff band extends at higher force levels but with some discomfort to the user. Chest strain energy harvesters must balance power generation and the soft tissue compression associated with user discomfort. This paper explores the modeling and analysis of wearable chest strain energy harvesters that use electromagnetic generators and piezoelectric polymers including the effects of soft tissue compliance. Electromagnetic generators are shown to produce more power than piezoelectric polymers during deep breathing. During shallow breathing, however, the polymer harvester performs better because static friction and soft tissue compression limit power generation in the electromagnetic harvester.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationActive and Passive Smart Structures and Integrated Systems XII
EditorsJae-Hung Han, Alper Erturk
PublisherSPIE
ISBN (Electronic)9781510616868
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2018
EventActive and Passive Smart Structures and Integrated Systems XII 2018 - Denver, United States
Duration: Mar 5 2018Mar 8 2018

Publication series

NameProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
Volume10595
ISSN (Print)0277-786X
ISSN (Electronic)1996-756X

Other

OtherActive and Passive Smart Structures and Integrated Systems XII 2018
CountryUnited States
CityDenver
Period3/5/183/8/18

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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