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17 May 2013 Flat inductors for human motion energy harvesting
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Proceedings Volume 8763, Smart Sensors, Actuators, and MEMS VI; 87631L (2013)
Event: SPIE Microtechnologies, 2013, Grenoble, France
The human motion energy harvesting is under investigation. The aim of this investigation: to develop electromagnetic human motion energy harvester that will consist only from flat elements and is integrable into the apparel. Main parts of the developed human motion energy harvester are flat, spiral-shaped inductors. Voltage pulses in such flat inductors can be induced during the motion of a permanent magnet along it. Due to the flat structure, inductors can be completely integrated into the parts of the clothes and it is not necessary to keep empty place for the movement of the magnet, as in usual electromagnetic harvesters. The prototype of the clothing, jacket with integrated electromagnetic human motion energy harvester with flat inductors is tested. The theoretical model for the induction of the electromotive force due to the magnet’s movement is created for the basic shapes (round, rhombic, square) of the inductive elements and the results (shape of voltage pulse and generated energy) of the calculations are in a good qualitative and quantitative coincidence with an experimental research.
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Juris Blums, Galina Terlecka, Ilgvars Gornevs, and Ausma Vilumsone "Flat inductors for human motion energy harvesting", Proc. SPIE 8763, Smart Sensors, Actuators, and MEMS VI, 87631L (17 May 2013);

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