Energy Harvesting – The Future of Power Supply for Wearables

In ten years there won't be any wearables without energy harvesting. Here’s why. Electronic wearables have changed our lives and will ever more do so in the near future. Carrying technology on our bodies started in greater scale with the introduction of wearables. This innovation started the race, which since then led to countless applications […]

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Elderly Patients Increasingly Need Assistance in Maintaining Their Health

The world is aging, and with it comes an increase in age-related diseases, such as cardiovascular impairments, sense organs weakness and failure, and respiratory ailments. As medicine extends the life of those afflicted by these conditions, it also necessitates greater assistance in the form of medical devices – which come with additional challenges for elderly […]

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Hybrids - The Next Generation of Energy Harvesters

Ambient energy is changing constantly in magnitude and availability. Hybrid energy harvesting systems can prevent power shortages by tapping into several energy sources in parallel. Energy availability Energy in form of light, heat and movement is abundant in our environment and the last two can even be produced by our own body. However, ambient sources […]

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Energy Harvesting and the Energy Grid

The energy grid is getting decentralized by utilization of renewable energy sources and local storage capabilities. This will contribute to increase the availability of electrical energy globally. Regardless, we will always have a demand for portable energy that is used by low-power wearables. Energy harvesters are a promising alternative to batteries to supplement a future […]

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How Wearables Benefit from Ambient Energy

Wearables are on the rise and emerge from the shadow of smart phones to our everyday life. Already, fitness trackers and smart-watches became part of our consumer environment. Now, wearable health monitors and emergency devices conquer the medical and defense sector. Future wearables might interface even closer with clothing or the human body to provide […]

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Energy Harvesting Explained

Energy harvesting is a process by which wireless and autonomous devices are able to capture, convert and store energy from external environmental sources like light, heat or motion. Ideally, these devices can be powered partially or completely by harvested energy, so that batteries and the power grid become redundant. The idea of energy harvesting is […]

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