Wearable thermoelectric generator for human clothing applications

M. K. Kim, M. S. Kim, S. E. Jo, H. L. Kim, S. M. Lee, Y. J. Kim

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Abstract

In this study, a wearable thermoelectric generator (TEG) in the flexible fabric is proposed for converting human body heat energy to electrical energy. The wearable TEG is composed of a flexible fabric material, thermoelectric columns (Bi2Te3) and electrical connection based on conductive fabric component. The proposed TEG showed the flexibility and the wearability suitable to be applied to the human body. The TEG was fabricated dispenser printing, and the fabricated device converted applied contact heat into electrical energy (0.98 μV/K). When the TEG applied to the human body, the measured output power was 178 nW in ambient temperature of 5°C.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2013 Transducers and Eurosensors XXVII
Subtitle of host publicationThe 17th International Conference on Solid-State Sensors, Actuators and Microsystems, TRANSDUCERS and EUROSENSORS 2013
Pages1376-1379
Number of pages4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013 Dec 1
Event2013 17th International Conference on Solid-State Sensors, Actuators and Microsystems, TRANSDUCERS and EUROSENSORS 2013 - Barcelona, Spain
Duration: 2013 Jun 162013 Jun 20

Publication series

Name2013 Transducers and Eurosensors XXVII: The 17th International Conference on Solid-State Sensors, Actuators and Microsystems, TRANSDUCERS and EUROSENSORS 2013

Other

Other2013 17th International Conference on Solid-State Sensors, Actuators and Microsystems, TRANSDUCERS and EUROSENSORS 2013
CountrySpain
CityBarcelona
Period13/6/1613/6/20

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Hardware and Architecture
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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    Kim, M. K., Kim, M. S., Jo, S. E., Kim, H. L., Lee, S. M., & Kim, Y. J. (2013). Wearable thermoelectric generator for human clothing applications. In 2013 Transducers and Eurosensors XXVII: The 17th International Conference on Solid-State Sensors, Actuators and Microsystems, TRANSDUCERS and EUROSENSORS 2013 (pp. 1376-1379). [6627034] (2013 Transducers and Eurosensors XXVII: The 17th International Conference on Solid-State Sensors, Actuators and Microsystems, TRANSDUCERS and EUROSENSORS 2013). https://doi.org/10.1109/Transducers.2013.6627034