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Current Directions in Biomedical Engineering

Joint Journal of the German Society for Biomedical Engineering in VDE and the Austrian and Swiss Societies for Biomedical Engineering

Editor-in-Chief: Dössel, Olaf

Editorial Board: Augat, Peter / Buzug, Thorsten M. / Haueisen, Jens / Jockenhoevel, Stefan / Knaup-Gregori, Petra / Kraft, Marc / Lenarz, Thomas / Leonhardt, Steffen / Malberg, Hagen / Penzel, Thomas / Plank, Gernot / Radermacher, Klaus M. / Schkommodau, Erik / Stieglitz, Thomas / Urban, Gerald A.


CiteScore 2018: 0.47

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Design of a body energy harvesting system for the upper extremity

Stephan Brunner
  • Institute for Applied Computer Science (IAI), Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), 76131 Karlsruhe, Germany
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  • Institute for Applied Computer Science (IAI), Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), 76131 Karlsruhe, Germany
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Published Online: 2017-09-07 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/cdbme-2017-0067

Abstract

Converting energy from human upper limb motions into electrical energy is a challenge, as low frequency movements have to be converted into repetitive movements to effectively drive electromechanical generators. The prototype of an electromagnetic linear generator with gyrating mass is presented. The mechanical motion model first was simulated and the design was evaluated during different activities. An average power output of about 50 μW was determined with a maximum power output of 2.2 mW that is sufficient to operate sensors for health monitoring.

Keywords: Body energy harvesting; upper limb; motion

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Published Online: 2017-09-07


Citation Information: Current Directions in Biomedical Engineering, Volume 3, Issue 2, Pages 331–334, ISSN (Online) 2364-5504, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/cdbme-2017-0067.

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