Paper Generators: Harvesting Energy from Touching, Rubbing and Sliding (Energy Harvesting and Storage Europe 2014)

Dr Emre Karagozler, Post-Doctoral Researcher
Disney Research, Pittsburgh
United States


The Paper Generator is a new energy harvesting technology that generates electrical energy from user interactions with paper-like materials. These energy harvesters are flexible, lightweight, and inexpensive. They utilize a user's gestures such as tapping, touching, rubbing, and sliding to generate energy. The harvested energy then is used to actuate LEDs, e-paper displays, buzzers, and other devices to create interactive applications for books, postcards, posters, and other printed media.

講演者の経歴 (Emre Karagozler)

Dr. M. Emre Karagozler is a Post-Doctoral Researcher at Disney Research, Pittsburgh. His research crosses the fields of physics, MEMS, microrobotics, and circuit design and he is currently investigating energy harvesting from user interactions. He received the Ph.D. degree in electrical and computer engineering from Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, in 2012.

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