Category: Energy Harvesting

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Smart Clothing by Pauline Van Dongen

Posted by Charbax – May 12, 2016

At the IDTechEx Show! in Berlin, designer and keynote speaker, Pauline Van Dongen shows her wearable clothing designs, merging technology with fashion design. Included are a solar charging shirt.

Pauline combines new technologies with traditional techniques to constantly renovate craftsmanship. Working closely with companies from the field of science and innovation, Pauline aims to merge fashion and technology giving life to scientific creations.

Analog Devices Optical Heart Rate Monitor, Vision Based Occupancy, Boost Converter and more

Posted by Charbax – May 7, 2016

At the IDTechEx Show! in Berlin, Jan Broeders, Business Development for Healthcare at Analog Devices, shows off wearable devices tailored for collecting health information such as the ADPD103 Optical Heart Rate Monitor, Vision Based Occupancy Sensing, ADP5091 Boost Converter for Energy Harvesting and their Wireless Charging Zero Pin Sensor. Analog Devices is a world leader in the design, manufacture, and marketing of a broad portfolio of high performance analog, mixed-signal, and digital signal processing (DSP) integrated circuits (ICs) used in virtually all types of electronic equipment.

Würth Elektronik: Motion Energy Harvesting Demo

Posted by Charbax – April 26, 2016

A video interview with Würth Elektronik, taken at the Energy Harvesting & Storage USA exhibition. Würth Elektronik eiSos GmbH & Co. KG is a manufacturer of electronic and electromechanical components for the electronics industry. The product range covers EMC Components, Capacitors, Inductors, RF Inductors and LTCC Components, Transformers, Components for Circuit Protection, Power Modules, LEDs, Connectors, Switches, Power Elements in Press-fit Technology and Assembly Technique.

Jennova at the Energy Harvesting & Storage USA Event

Posted by Charbax – April 18, 2016

An interview with Jennova at the Energy Harvesting & Storage USA exhibition. Jennova is an engineering company that develops Energy-Harvesting products which are adaptable to existing and new infrastructure, and can be modified to generate a wide range of power output. Jennova have recently developed 2 Energy-Harvesting powered Multi-Sensors, capable of gathering data from multiple sensor inputs and transmitting either to the web or direct to device. For more information see http://jennova.com/ and http://www.IDTechEx.com

Powercast Wireless Power at Energy Harvesting & Storage USA

Posted by Charbax – April 11, 2016

An interview with Powercast at the Energy Harvesting & Storage USA exhibition. Powercast is a designer and producer of embedded wireless power based on RF energy harvesting. Powercast's technology enables remote charging of micro-power devices using controllable wireless power, over distance, between one or more sources and multiple receivers. Devices with Powercast components can be designed for battery-free or battery-recharge operation, thereby eliminating disposable batteries. For more information see http://www.powercastco.com and http://www.IDTechEx.com

Witt Limited: Energy Harvesting in Ocean for the Grid

Posted by Charbax – April 3, 2016

Interview with Witt Limited at Energy Harvesting & Storage USA. Witt Limited has created a scalable energy harvesting device called the WITT which captures energy from motion. Whilst there are numerous applications for the technology, Witt Limited are initially creating WITTs to power small vessels and navigational buoys from sea motion. This will be followed by a smaller WITT to generate power from human motion when the right development partners are identified. Future applications could extend to generating grid scale power from the ocean. For more information see http://www.witt-energy.com and http://www.IDTechEx.com

Alta Devices Flexible Solar Cells using Gallium Arsenide

Posted by Charbax – April 3, 2016

Alta Devices manufactures thin flexible solar cells using Gallium Arsenide, holding the world record in efficiency (29%) that convert light into electricity, which can be used in unmanned systems, consumer electronics, Internet of Things, Wearables, automotive, remote exploration, or anywhere that size, weight, and mobility matter. Alta Devices holds world records for both cell and module single junction conversion efficiency. For more information see http://www.altadevices.com and http://www.IDTechEx.com

Energy Harvesting award: NASA Langley, Virginia Tech and National Institute of Aerospace

Posted by Charbax – January 22, 2016

The Best Technical Development within Energy Harvesting and Storage Award went to NASA Langley Research Center, in collaboration with the National Institute of Aerospace, Virginia Tech, and North Carolina State University for the development of their multistage force amplification piezoelectric energy harvester, a device with such demonstrated increases in power output, that it is truly advancing piezoelectric energy harvesting power from milliWatts to the Watt level. Read more at: http://www.IDTechEx.com

Fraunhofer IIS Bluetooth Smartwatch Powered by Human Wrist Thermal Harvesting

Posted by Charbax – January 13, 2016

Mr Peter Spies from Fraunhofer IIS presents human heat powered smartwatch prototype at Energy Harvesting & Storage USA exhibition, part of the IDTechEx Show! Founded in 1985, Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Circuits IIS in Erlangen, Germany, ranks first among the Fraunhofer Institutes concerning headcount and revenues. Fraunhofer IIS is the main inventor of mp3 and universally credited with the co-development of AAC audio coding standard. In close cooperation with partners and clients the Institute provides research and development services in the following areas: Audio and video source coding, multimedia realtime systems, digital radio broadcasting and digital cinema systems, integrated circuits and sensor systems, design automation, wireless, wired and optical networks, localization and navigation, imaging systems and industrial X-ray technology, highspeed cameras, medical sensor solutions and supply chain services. For more information see http://www.iis.fraunhofer.de/ and http://www.IDTechEx.com

Nikola Labs RF recycling Cell Phone Case Extends Battery Life 30%

Posted by Charbax – January 12, 2016

Interview with Will Zell, CEO of Nikola Labs at Energy Harvesting & Storage USA. Nikola Labs is creating innovative solutions in wireless power with the mission of powering the next generation of connected devices. Their first product is a RF self harvesting system for smartphones. Embedded in a protective case, this Nikola technology captures wasted RF from the phone and converts it into extra battery life, extending life between charges by up to 30%. This technology can integrate into many devices that transmit RF providing the value of extra battery life through RF recycling. Their second product is a wireless charging solution designed to fully re-charge devices in the same time as a power cord.

For more information see http://www.nikolalabs.co and http://www.IDTechEx.com