27 May 2022
Self-Powered Fabric Corrects Posture in Real Time via Machine Learning
The self-powered fabric was developed using triboelectric nanogenerators, which use movement to collect the energy needed to power the posture monitoring sensors. The data collected by the sensors is processed by an integrated machine learning algorithm that can provide immediate feedback, alerting the wearer when they need to adjust their posture.
5 Oct 2020
Harvesting Energy from Wind When Walking
Most of the wind available on land is too gentle to push commercial wind turbine blades, but now researchers in China have designed a kind of "tiny wind turbine" that can scavenge wind energy from breezes as little as those created by a brisk walk.
18 May 2020
Self-Charging Medical Devices
Expect more healthcare wearables that power themselves, many even managing with no battery. The IDTechEx report, "Energy Harvesting for Electronic Devices 2020-2040" covers this and more.
15 May 2017
Triboelectric Interview: Prof. Zhong Lin Wang, Gatech, 11 May 2017
IDTechEx Chairman Dr Peter Harrop spoke to Professor Zhong Lin Wang of Gatech at Energy Harvesting Europe, part of the IDTechEx Show!
27 Jan 2015
Self-powered intelligent keyboard
By analyzing such parameters as the force applied by key presses and the time interval between them, a new self-powered non-mechanical intelligent keyboard could provide a stronger layer of security for computer users.
19 Feb 2014
Nanogenerator for acoustic energy harvesting
Scientists have developed a triboelectrification-based thin-film nanogenerator for harvesting acoustic energy from ambient environments.
1 Oct 2013
Nanogenerator harvests wind energy
Researchers report a triboelectric effect based wind energy harvester as a sustainable power source and a self-powered wind vector sensor system for wind speed and direction detection.