More

    Nanotechnology that captures energy from human motion

    Must Read

    Ahmed Patel body arrived at Vadodara airport

    Paresh Dhanani and Zuber Goplani accompanied the ambulance carrying the body of Ahmed Patel to his village...

    Covid 19 cases reached 17465 in Vadodara after 110 new cases on Wednesday

    Total 116 discharged from hospital taking the total to 16095 Continue the risr Covid...

    MHA issues fresh Covid guidelines for surveillance, containment, caution

    States/ UTs mandated to strictly enforce containment measures, SOPs on various activities and COVID-Appropriate behavior and exercise...

    You may soon be able to charge cell phones and power Bluetooth headsets with the swipe of a finger as scientists have developed a device that can harvest energy from human motion.

    According to a research published in the journal “Nano Energy”, a foldable keyboard called “Biocompatible Ferroelectret Nanogenerator” (FENG) that operates by touch and for which no battery is needed can harvest energy from human motion.

    “We are on the path toward wearable devices powered by human motion,” said Nelson Sepulveda, Associate Professor at Michigan State University. He added, “What I foresee, relatively soon, is the capability of not having to charge your cell phone for an entire week, for example, because that energy will be produced by your movement.”

    The scientists used the low-cost device to successfully operate an LCD touch screen, a bank of 20 LED lights and a flexible keyboard, all with a simple touching or press motion and without the aid of a battery.

    According to the scientists, the process starts with a silicone wafer, which is then fabricated with several layers of environmentally friendly substances including silver, polyimide and polypropylene ferroelectret.

    “Ions are added so that each layer in the device contains charged particles. Electrical energy is created when the device is compressed by human motion, or mechanical energy,” the study explained.

    FENG is as thin as a sheet of paper and can be adapted to many applications and sizes.

    “Advantages such as being lightweight, flexible, biocompatible, scalable, low-cost and robust could make FENG an alternative method in the field of mechanical-energy harvesting for many autonomous electronics such as wireless headsets, cell phones and other touch-screen devices,” the study suggested.

    When FENG is folded, the amount of voltage a person creates is exponentially increased in it.

    “You can start with a large device, but when you fold it once, and again, and again, it is now much smaller and has more energy,” said Sepulveda.

    LEAVE A REPLY

    Please enter your comment!
    Please enter your name here

    This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

    Latest News

    MHA issues fresh Covid guidelines for surveillance, containment, caution

    States/ UTs mandated to strictly enforce containment measures, SOPs on various activities and COVID-Appropriate behavior and exercise...

    Covid 19 cases reached 17465 in Vadodara after 110 new cases on Wednesday

    Total 116 discharged from hospital taking the total to 16095 Continue the risr Covid 19 cases in Vadodara reached...

    MHA issues fresh Covid guidelines for surveillance, containment, caution

    States/ UTs mandated to strictly enforce containment measures, SOPs on various activities and COVID-Appropriate behavior and exercise caution and regulate crowds

    Yash is all set to start the final leg of shooting for KGF Chapter 2

    Superstar Yash has become a household name after the massive success of KGF. The film hit cinema screens in 2018 and a...

    BJP’s Vijay Kumar Sinha elected Bihar Assembly Speaker

    BJP MLA Vijay Kumar Sinha was on Wednesday elected as Speaker of the Bihar assembly by a majority vote. Sinha, who was...

    More Articles Like This

    - Advertisement -