CUHK Develops Ultra-Thin Self-Powered Wireless Sensing E-Sticker, Achieving Novel Smart IoT Technology with Power, Sensing, Wireless Transmission Functions All-in-one Unit
26 Sep, 2021

A research team led by Professor Yunlong Zi, Assistant Professor, Department of Mechanical and Automation Engineering, The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) has recently developed a self-powered wireless sensing e-sticker (SWISE). SWISE can convert the energy of the finger touch on the e-sticker into electromagnetic wave signals for wireless transmission without batteries or wires. Taking advantage of flexible, ultra-thin, and long effective transmission distance, SWISE can further the development of smart sensing and remote-control technologies. The findings have been published in the internationally renowned journal Science Advances, and the research team will cooperate with tech companies to bring related smart products to market.

In addition, the team has invented a novel triboelectric nanogenerator (TENG) the power output of which is far beyond that of the existing TENG. This invention may pave the way for using TENG to power home electrical appliances and offer an alternative renewable energy option.

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Prof. Yunlong Zi’s research group
The comparison of the traditional wireless sensing system (I) with SWISE (II), where the SWISE has the characteristic of small, thin, light, and all-in-one.
OCT-TENG is capable of delivering 180W power to light the lamp.