Effect of garment design on piezoelectricity harvesting from joint movement

Jin Hee Yang, Hyun Seung Cho, Seon Hyung Park, Seung Hwan Song, Kwang Seok Yun, Joo Hyeon Lee

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Abstract

The harvesting of piezoelectricity through the human body involves the conversion of mechanical energy, mostly generated by the repeated movements of the body, to electrical energy, irrespective of the time and location. In this research, it was expected that the garment design would play an important role in increasing the efficiency of piezoelectricity scavenged in a garment because the mechanical deformation imposed on the energy harvester could increase through an optimal design configuration for the garment parts supporting a piezoelectricity harvester. With this expectation, this research aimed to analyze the effect of the clothing factors, and that of human factors on the efficiency of piezoelectricity harvesting through clothing in joint movements. These analyses resulted in that the efficiency of the piezoelectricity harvesting was affected from both two clothing factors, tightness level depending upon the property of the textile material and design configuration of the garment part supporting the piezoelectricity harvesting. Among the three proposed designs of the garment part supporting the piezoelectricity harvesting, 'reinforced 3D module design,' which maximized the value of radius in the piezoelectricity harvester, showed the highest efficiency across all areas of the joints in the human body. The two human factors, frequency of movement and body part, affected the efficiency of the piezoelectricity harvesting as well.

Original languageEnglish
Article number035012
JournalSmart Materials and Structures
Volume25
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2016 Feb 22

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Signal Processing
  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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Yang, Jin Hee ; Cho, Hyun Seung ; Park, Seon Hyung ; Song, Seung Hwan ; Yun, Kwang Seok ; Lee, Joo Hyeon. / Effect of garment design on piezoelectricity harvesting from joint movement. In: Smart Materials and Structures. 2016 ; Vol. 25, No. 3.
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