Single-Thread-Based Wearable and Highly Stretchable Triboelectric Nanogenerators and Their Applications in Cloth-Based Self-Powered Human-Interactive and Biomedical Sensing

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http://hdl.handle.net/10754/623591
Title:
Single-Thread-Based Wearable and Highly Stretchable Triboelectric Nanogenerators and Their Applications in Cloth-Based Self-Powered Human-Interactive and Biomedical Sensing
Authors:
Lai, Ying-Chih; Deng, Jianan; Zhang, Steven L.; Niu, Simiao; Guo, Hengyu; Wang, Zhong Lin
Abstract:
The development of wearable and large-area fabric energy harvester and sensor has received great attention due to their promising applications in next-generation autonomous and wearable healthcare technologies. Here, a new type of “single” thread-based triboelectric nanogenerator (TENG) and its uses in elastically textile-based energy harvesting and sensing have been demonstrated. The energy-harvesting thread composed by one silicone-rubber-coated stainless-steel thread can extract energy during contact with skin. With sewing the energy-harvesting thread into a serpentine shape on an elastic textile, a highly stretchable and scalable TENG textile is realized to scavenge various kinds of human-motion energy. The collected energy is capable to sustainably power a commercial smart watch. Moreover, the simplified single triboelectric thread can be applied in a wide range of thread-based self-powered and active sensing uses, including gesture sensing, human-interactive interfaces, and human physiological signal monitoring. After integration with microcontrollers, more complicated systems, such as wireless wearable keyboards and smart beds, are demonstrated. These results show that the newly designed single-thread-based TENG, with the advantage of interactive, responsive, sewable, and conformal features, can meet application needs of a vast variety of fields, ranging from wearable and stretchable energy harvesters to smart cloth-based articles.
Citation:
Lai Y-C, Deng J, Zhang SL, Niu S, Guo H, et al. (2016) Single-Thread-Based Wearable and Highly Stretchable Triboelectric Nanogenerators and Their Applications in Cloth-Based Self-Powered Human-Interactive and Biomedical Sensing. Advanced Functional Materials 27: 1604462. Available: http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/adfm.201604462.
Publisher:
Wiley-Blackwell
Journal:
Advanced Functional Materials
Issue Date:
3-Nov-2016
DOI:
10.1002/adfm.201604462
Type:
Article
ISSN:
1616-301X
Sponsors:
This work was supported by the Hightower Chair Foundation, KAUST and the “Thousands Talents” program for pioneer researcher and his innovation team, China. Y.-C.L. thanks Chao-Min Chen for her help in some experiment. Y.-C.L. thanks the funding support from the Ministry of Science and Technology, Taiwan. J.D. would like to express his sincere gratitude to the China Scholarship Council (CSC) for the support.
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dc.contributor.authorLai, Ying-Chihen
dc.contributor.authorDeng, Jiananen
dc.contributor.authorZhang, Steven L.en
dc.contributor.authorNiu, Simiaoen
dc.contributor.authorGuo, Hengyuen
dc.contributor.authorWang, Zhong Linen
dc.date.accessioned2017-05-15T10:35:10Z-
dc.date.available2017-05-15T10:35:10Z-
dc.date.issued2016-11-03en
dc.identifier.citationLai Y-C, Deng J, Zhang SL, Niu S, Guo H, et al. (2016) Single-Thread-Based Wearable and Highly Stretchable Triboelectric Nanogenerators and Their Applications in Cloth-Based Self-Powered Human-Interactive and Biomedical Sensing. Advanced Functional Materials 27: 1604462. Available: http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/adfm.201604462.en
dc.identifier.issn1616-301Xen
dc.identifier.doi10.1002/adfm.201604462en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10754/623591-
dc.description.abstractThe development of wearable and large-area fabric energy harvester and sensor has received great attention due to their promising applications in next-generation autonomous and wearable healthcare technologies. Here, a new type of “single” thread-based triboelectric nanogenerator (TENG) and its uses in elastically textile-based energy harvesting and sensing have been demonstrated. The energy-harvesting thread composed by one silicone-rubber-coated stainless-steel thread can extract energy during contact with skin. With sewing the energy-harvesting thread into a serpentine shape on an elastic textile, a highly stretchable and scalable TENG textile is realized to scavenge various kinds of human-motion energy. The collected energy is capable to sustainably power a commercial smart watch. Moreover, the simplified single triboelectric thread can be applied in a wide range of thread-based self-powered and active sensing uses, including gesture sensing, human-interactive interfaces, and human physiological signal monitoring. After integration with microcontrollers, more complicated systems, such as wireless wearable keyboards and smart beds, are demonstrated. These results show that the newly designed single-thread-based TENG, with the advantage of interactive, responsive, sewable, and conformal features, can meet application needs of a vast variety of fields, ranging from wearable and stretchable energy harvesters to smart cloth-based articles.en
dc.description.sponsorshipThis work was supported by the Hightower Chair Foundation, KAUST and the “Thousands Talents” program for pioneer researcher and his innovation team, China. Y.-C.L. thanks Chao-Min Chen for her help in some experiment. Y.-C.L. thanks the funding support from the Ministry of Science and Technology, Taiwan. J.D. would like to express his sincere gratitude to the China Scholarship Council (CSC) for the support.en
dc.publisherWiley-Blackwellen
dc.subjectself-powered sensorsen
dc.subjectsmart textilesen
dc.subjecttriboelectric nanogeneratorsen
dc.subjectwearable and stretchable electronicsen
dc.subjectwearable energy harvestersen
dc.titleSingle-Thread-Based Wearable and Highly Stretchable Triboelectric Nanogenerators and Their Applications in Cloth-Based Self-Powered Human-Interactive and Biomedical Sensingen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.journalAdvanced Functional Materialsen
dc.contributor.institutionSchool of Materials Science and Engineering; Georgia Institute of Technology; Atlanta GA 30332-0245 USAen
dc.contributor.institutionDepartment of Materials Science and Engineering; National Chung Hsing University; Taichung 40227 Taiwanen
dc.contributor.institutionBeijing Institute of Nanoenergy and Nanosystems; Chinese Academy of Sciences; National Center for Nanoscience and Technology (NCNST); Beijing 100083 P. R. Chinaen
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