Thermoelectric Generators: Alternative Power Supply for Wearable Electrocardiographic Systems

Dargusch, Matthew and Liu, Wei-Di and Chen, Zhi-Gang ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-9309-7993 (2020) Thermoelectric Generators: Alternative Power Supply for Wearable Electrocardiographic Systems. Advanced Science, 7 (18):2001362. pp. 1-13.

[img]
Preview
Text (Published Version)
Advanced Science - 2020 - Dargusch - Thermoelectric Generators Alternative Power Supply for Wearable Electrocardiographic.pdf
Available under License Creative Commons Attribution 4.0.

Download (4MB) | Preview

Abstract

Research interest in the development of real-time monitoring of personal health indicators using wearable electrocardiographic systems has intensified in recent years. New advanced thermoelectrics are potentially a key enabling technology that can be used to transform human body heat into power for use in wearable electrographic monitoring devices. This work provides a systematic review of the potential application of thermoelectric generators for use as power sources in wearable electrocardiographic monitoring systems. New strategies on miniaturized rigid thermoelectric modules combined with batteries or supercapacitors can provide adequate power supply for wearable electrocardiographic systems. Flexible thermoelectric generators can also support wearable electrocardiographic systems directly when a heat sink is incorporated into the design in order to enlarge and stabilize the temperature gradient. Recent advances in enhancing the performance of novel fiber/fabric based flexible thermoelectrics has opened up an exciting direction for the development of wearable electrocardiographic systems.


Statistics for USQ ePrint 48499
Statistics for this ePrint Item
Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - Institute for Advanced Engineering and Space Sciences - Centre for Future Materials (1 Jan 2017 -)
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - Institute for Advanced Engineering and Space Sciences - Centre for Future Materials (1 Jan 2017 -)
Date Deposited: 24 May 2022 03:19
Last Modified: 31 May 2022 04:08
Uncontrolled Keywords: electrocardiographic systems; power generators; power supply; thermoelectrics
Fields of Research (2008): 10 Technology > 1007 Nanotechnology > 100708 Nanomaterials
09 Engineering > 0912 Materials Engineering > 091203 Compound Semiconductors
09 Engineering > 0912 Materials Engineering > 091205 Functional Materials
Fields of Research (2020): 40 ENGINEERING > 4016 Materials engineering > 401603 Compound semiconductors
40 ENGINEERING > 4016 Materials engineering > 401605 Functional materials
34 CHEMICAL SCIENCES > 3403 Macromolecular and materials chemistry > 340301 Inorganic materials (incl. nanomaterials)
40 ENGINEERING > 4018 Nanotechnology > 401807 Nanomaterials
Identification Number or DOI: https://doi.org/10.1002/advs.202001362
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/48499

Actions (login required)

View Item Archive Repository Staff Only