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Purdue University Energy Harvesting Nanogenerators

Energy Harvesting Nanogenerators Offer New Option For Monitoring Health

Wearable medical devices offer a convenient means of monitoring many physiological features of our body. These devices, which include insulin pumps, continuous heart rate monitors, and neural stimulators, need an electric power source to function. Now, a team of scientists at Purdue University has developed self-powered wearable triboelectric nanogenerators (TENGs) with polyvinyl alcohol (PVA)-based contact […]
PolyU Textile Lithium Battery

PolyU Researchers Develop Flexible High-Energy Textile Lithium Battery for Wearables

Scientists at the Institute of Textiles and Clothing (ITC) at Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) have created a lightweight, highly flexible and high-energy Textile Lithium Battery that offers more stable, durable and safe energy supply for wearable electronics. The new battery can be used in a multitude of applications, such as in healthcare monitoring, smart […]
NGK EnerCera batteries

NGK’s Chip-type Ceramic Secondary Batteries Win CES 2019 Innovation Awards

Japanese firm NGK, well-known for spark plugs, has been named a CES 2019 Innovation Awards honoree for its EnerCera series of chip-type ceramic secondary batteries. The batteries will be exhibited at CES 2019 to be held in Las Vegas, USA, from January 8 to 11, 2019. Our CEO Christian Stammel will be one of the […]
Energy for wearables

Scientists, Designers Exploring Ways to Produce and Manage Energy in Wearables

As wearable devices are becoming smaller and flexible, scientists and designers are exploring ways to make flexible batteries or alternative methods to produce, store and manage energy in a wearable device. Ricardo O’Nascimento of FashNerd discusses some innovations that have found a way around obstacles when it comes to energy and power management. Elena Corchero […]
Google wear os battery saving

Google Rolls Back Changes Made on Wear OS Battery-Saving Features

In March, after the Android Wear rebrand to Wear OS, Google announced a developer preview based on Android P for its wearable platform. The major focus was preserving battery life, and Google announced plans to boost that for Android P. While on the software side the new smartwatch-dedicated chip by Qualcomm will help in that […]
yarn battery

Yarn Battery Could Power Smart Clothes and Wearables

Researchers in Hong Kong have created a yarn-shaped rechargeable zinc-ion battery that produces power when stretched, bent, cut, or washed with water. Researchers believe this new battery could be woven into smart clothes filled with sensors and integrated into commercially manufactured textiles to power electronics, wearable displays, and medical implants. The yarn is now a […]