PFI-TT: Flexible Electronic Devices for Harvesting Body Heat toward Self-Powered Wearable Health Monitoring
Mehmet C. Ozturk
Michael D. Dickey
Project runs from 01/01/2021 to 12/31/2022
This projects focuses on efforts towards commercialization of a flexible thermoelectric module manufacturing process developed with prior funding from National Science Foundation through Advanced Self-Powered Sensors and Integrated Technologies (ASSIST) Engineering Research Center. These modules can harvest body heat and the generated electricity can be used to power wearable electronics providing the ability to perform long-term continuous sensing. A process compatible with roll-to-roll manufacturing is described. The proposal addresses potential failure mechanisms that may have an impact on the long-term reliability of the modules.