Harvest Energy from Human Knee
30 Oct, 2019

A research team led by Prof. LIAO Wei-Hsin has developed a lightweight smart materials-based energy harvester for scavenging energy from human motion, generating inexhaustible and sustainable power supply just from walking. Specifically, the device can capture biomechanical energy from the motion of the human knee and then convert it to electricity which can be used to power wearable electronics such as pedometers, health monitors, and GPS. This work has been published in Applied Physics Letters and recommended as a featured article by editors.

The energy harvester device only weighs 307 grams.