Wearable textile battery is capable of being recharged by lightweight solar cells
November 22, 2013 // Paul Buckley
A research team at the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology has developed a technology for textile-based foldable batteries that are which are rechargeable using energy recharged via integration with lightweight solar cells.
Key to the researchers' approach was a polyester yarn coated with nickel and polyurethane to form the battery's current collector, binder and separators. The performance of the batteries is said to be comparable with that of conventional foil-based cells, even under severe folding/unfolding conditions.
The research group of professors Jang-Wook Choi & Jung-Yong Lee from the Graduate School of EEWS and Taek-Soo Kim from the Department of Mechanical Engineering at KAIST which developed the technology is now looking to make the batteries softer and more wearable.
Trial versions of flexible and wearable electronics are being developed and introduced in the market such as Galaxy Gear, Apple’s i-Watch, and Google Glass. Research
The new technology is expected to be applied to the development of wearable computers as well as winter outdoor clothing since it is flexible and light. The research group expects that the new technology can be applied to current battery production lines without additional investment.
Professor Choi said: “It can be used as a core-source technology in the rechargeable battery industry in the future. Various wearable mobile electronic products can be developed through cooperation and collaboration within the industry.”
The research results have been published in the online issue of Nano Letters on November 5.
A wearable textile battery developed by researchers at Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) can be integrated with flexible solar cells to form a rechargeable cell that can be embedded into clothes, glasses, watches, and even skin.
(Source: Yong-Hee Lee, et al)
Volvo opens proving ground for next-gen car technology
August 21, 2014
Future vehicles won't roll along alone but will collaborate electronically with other cars. To test next-generation vehicle ...
Webinar: Printed circuit board test and in line automation
Infineon closes technology gap through International Rectifier takeover
Cloud license from Koubachi expands Sensirion's software capabilities
FlexTiles European project hints at reconfigurable 3D chips
Webinar: Insight into the WiFi-offload technology and lab testing
August 20, 2014
On Wednesday, 24th September 2014 at 15h00 CET, Microwave Engineering Europe and Anritsu will present a webinar titled: 'An ...
mCube forms indoor navigation subsidiary
EBVchips get their own dedicated website
Elektrobit opens another automotive software R&D facility in Finland
- Building Blocks for the Internet of Things
- New Linear Regulators Solve Old Problems
- Testing GPS with a Simulator
- DSM presents: Select the best plastic for DDR4
InterviewCEO interview: Tronics' Langlois makes moves in MEMS
Pascal Langlois has been CEO at Tronics for nine months. He discusses plans for the company and directions for the complex and diverse MEMS technology sector.
Filter WizardCheck out the Filter Wizard Series of articles by Filter Guru Kendall Castor-Perry which provide invaluable practical Analog Design guidelines.
Linear video channel
READER OFFERRead more
This month, Altium Ltd is offering EETimes Europe's readers the chance to win one TASKING VX-Toolset for ARM Cortex-M Premium Edition, normally licensed for 2.395 Euros, for ultra-rapid prototyping and code development around ARM Cortex-M based microcontrollers.
The VX-toolset for ARM is the first TASKING compiler suite to receive the Software Platform technology, which is seamlessly...Read more
December 15, 2011 | Texas instruments | 222901974
Unique Ser/Des technology supports encrypted video and audio content with full duplex bi-directional control channel over a single wire interface.