How To Eliminate Charging For Wearables And IoT: Case Study
Santa Clara Convention Center, CA, USA
Grand Ballroom D
12:00 - 12:20
Case Study & Demo: How Matrix designed the PowerWatch, the first smartwatch powered exclusively by body heat. This required fundamental advances in thermoelectric generators, power conversion and heat transfer design. This technology is now available to eliminate charging in IoT wireless sensors, wearables, smart clothing, medical and other wireless devices.
Speaker Biography (Akram Boukai)
Akram obtained his PhD in Chemistry from Caltech, where he co-discovered high-performance silicon thermoelectrics. As a professor at the University of Michigan, his group made a breakthrough silicon thermoelectrics manufacturing that led to the founding of Matrix Industries in 2011. In 2017, Matrix shipped the Matrix PowerWatch, the first Bluetooth SmartWatch powered exclusively by body heat.
Company Profile (Matrix Industries)
Matrix Industries started shipping thermoelectric energy harvesting products in 2017 that reduce or eliminate battery charging for wireless products. Matrix is currently designing thermoelectric generator systems for customers in the IoT, wearables, smart clothing, medical device, manufacturing and oil and gas industries.
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