Energy Scavenging and Battery Power for Long Term Medical Monitoring

Dr Elizabeth Reilly, Associate
United States
Nov 15, 2011.


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Presentation Summary

  • Identification of Ambient Energy Sources
  • Energy Conversion Mechanisms
  • Examples of Energy Scavenging Systems
  • Discussion of Optimal Scavenger Design Characteristics
  • Energy Storage for Energy Scavenging Devices
  • Criteria for Selecting an Energy Storage System
  • Implantable versus Externally used Batteries
  • Battery Lifetime and Failure Issues

Speaker Biography (Elizabeth Reilly)

Dr. Reilly is an engineering consultant with Exponent in Menlo Park, California. Dr. Reilly's areas of expertise encompass semiconductor process technology including energy scavenging microelectromechanical systems (MEMS), nanoelectromechanical systems, and Li-ion batteries.
Dr. Reilly's past research at The University of California, Berkeley focused on the development of a microscale energy scavenging devices involving the growth and characterization of epitaxial PZT directly on silicon substrates using pulsed laser deposition (PLD). The work leveraged expertise in design and fabrication of energy scavenging large scale and microscale devices. Past research at Physical Sciences Inc. involved lithium battery technologies in both primary and secondary cells, specifically the development of 3D carbon anodes via electrospinning and investigation of novel polymer separator materials to prevent over charging.

Company Profile (Exponent)

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