New wearable device turns the body into a battery

New wearable device turns the body into a battery


Publication Title
CU Boulder Today
Publication/Creation Date
February 10 2021
Creators/Contributors
Daniel Strain (creator)
Jianliang Xiao (contributor)
Harbin Institute Of Technology (contributor)
Huazhong University Of Science And Technology (contributor)
Zhejiang University (contributor)
Southeast University (contributor)
Tongji University (contributor)
Persuasive Intent
Academic
Description
"Researchers at CU Boulder have developed a new, low-cost wearable device that transforms the human body into a biological battery. 

The device, described today in the journal Science Advances, is stretchy enough that you can wear it like a ring, a bracelet or any other accessory that touches your skin. It also taps into a person’s natural heat—employing thermoelectric generators to convert the body’s internal temperature into electricity. "

HCI Platform
Wearables
Location on Body
Finger, Wrist, Skin
Augments
Moving
Marketing Keywords
The Matrix
Source
https://www.colorado.edu/today/2021/02/10/thermoelectric