Developing EH-Based Sensors for Health, Fitness and Building Automation (Energy Harvesting and Storage USA 2012)

Mr Joe Keating, Sr. Director, Applications Engineering
Infinite Power Solutions
United States


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Presentation Summary

  • Leveraging ultra-low power radio protocols - like Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) - to develop tiny wireless sensor networks (WSNs) for personal area networks (PANs)
  • Using the newly released IPS-EH-EVAL-02 Wireless Environmental Sensor Energy Harvesting Kit to develop autonomously powered environmental sensor modules for building automation
  • Featuring THINERGY® MECs as the ideal and most cost effective energy storage solution for EH-based applications

Speaker Biography (Joe Keating)

Joe Keating studied electrical and computer engineering at The University of Colorado, Boulder (BS, 1990), including graduate level studies in optical-electronics. Mr. Keating began his career as an embedded electronics design engineer. Joe has over ten years of experience in battery design development and applications support. Currently, he is the Sr. Director of Applications Engineering at Infinite Power Solutions, Inc., in Littleton, Colorado.

Company Profile (Infinite Power Solutions)

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Infinite Power Solutions, Inc. (IPS)—a U.S. clean-technology company—is a global leader in manufacturing solid-state, rechargeable, thin-film, micro-energy storage devices. Founded in 2001, IPS is privately held with corporate headquarters and volume manufacturing in Littleton, Colo. The company is the only ISO 9001 certified manufacturer of all-solid-state, thin-film batteries and its energy storage products provide unrivalled performance, size and service life to displace conventional coin cells, supercapacitors, and other printed and solid-state micro-batteries in a variety of applications. THINERGY® Micro-Energy Cell (MEC) products are paper-thin and provide unprecedented efficiency in micro-energy storage and uniquely enable embedded power and ambient energy-harvesting solutions to create miniature, autonomous, perpetual power supply solutions. THINERGY MECs uniquely serve battery powered applications such as Bluetooth® Smart devices and other wireless sensors, active RFID tags, real-time clocks, powered cards, medical devices, and consumer electronics.
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