Movie technology inspires wearable liquid unit that aims to harvest energy #WearableWednesday
The Purdue team, led by Wenzhuo Wu, has created wearable technology to convert mechanical energy into electrical energy. Via Wearable technologies
A Purdue University scientist has developed methods to harvest energy which may self-power wearables and other electronic devices. He got his inspiration after watching movie technology that showed robots perform self-repair through a liquid formula.
The Purdue team was led by Wenzhuo Wu, the Ravi and Eleanor Talwar Rising Star Assistant Professor of Industrial Engineering.
The market for self-powering technology is predicted to be a $480 million market by 2028, according to IDTechEx.
“Our work presents an important step toward the practical realization of self-powered, human-integrated technologies,” Wu said.
The team invented a liquid-metal-inclusion based triboelectric nanogenerator, called LMI-TENG. Triboelectric energy harvesting transducers – devices which help conserve mechanical energy and turn it into power.
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