HOME  |  NEWS  |  BLOGS  |  MESSAGES  |  FEATURES  |  VIDEOS  |  WEBINARS  |  INDUSTRIES  |  FOCUS ON FUNDAMENTALS
  |  REGISTER  |  LOGIN  |  HELP
Blogs
Blog

Thin-Film Device Eyed as Power Source for Wearable Tech

NO RATINGS
View Comments: Newest First|Oldest First|Threaded View
Elizabeth M
User Rank
Blogger
Re: Wearable tech power
Elizabeth M   6/12/2014 4:32:23 AM
NO RATINGS
Yes, I think that could be a good application, too, Cadman-LT. A lot of these new power sources are aimed at both wearables, which often demand flexibility themselves, and the next generation of flexible mobile devices that are the evolution of the hard, inflexible ones we have now. I've written a lot about some of these alternative power sources.

Elizabeth M
User Rank
Blogger
Re: Wearable tech power
Elizabeth M   6/12/2014 4:28:58 AM
NO RATINGS
Thanks, mrdon. Your observation is interesting and correct. It's funny how something that's been around for a long time and is, as you point out, simple, could become the default future power source for some of the most innovative new electronics.

Cadman-LT
User Rank
Platinum
Re: Wearable tech power
Cadman-LT   6/11/2014 10:10:48 PM
NO RATINGS
mrdon, I think it just may just fix the flexible, roll-up screen problem. It's been a power issue forever, this could solve it.

mrdon
User Rank
Platinum
Re: Wearable tech power
mrdon   6/11/2014 9:10:26 PM
NO RATINGS
Cadman-LT

I agree. Its amazing how a capacitor has become an alternative power source because of its electrical charge storage capabilities. Talk about a simple yet powerful solution.

mrdon
User Rank
Platinum
Re: Wearable tech power
mrdon   6/11/2014 9:07:46 PM
NO RATINGS
ElizabethM

The capacitor is an innovative way of creating an alternative power source because of its ability to store charges and to release them when an electrical load is connected to them. What a simple yet powerful solution. I'll definitely be sharing this article with my students to illustrate how small electronic components can solve today's tech challenges. This was a nice article to read.

Elizabeth M
User Rank
Blogger
Re: Wearable tech power
Elizabeth M   6/11/2014 4:53:01 AM
NO RATINGS
Yes, Cadman-LT, you're right. Necessity is the mother of invention here. With electronic devices taking on smaller and more varied shapes and sizes, so, too, are power sources.

Cadman-LT
User Rank
Platinum
Re: Wearable tech power
Cadman-LT   6/10/2014 5:56:37 PM
NO RATINGS
Elibeth, great article. This sounds good like a good option for the flexible screens. I think one of their biggest hurdles was power.

Elizabeth M
User Rank
Blogger
Wearable tech power
Elizabeth M   6/10/2014 5:50:49 AM
NO RATINGS
This is another advancement in power sources for wearable tech, which range from small devices like this to energy harvesters. It will be interesting to see going forward if certain types of devices are adopted more than others, or if a combination of devices is used depending on the application.

Partner Zone
More Blogs
Texas Instruments has produced an e-book intended to get you up to snuff on the Industrial Internet of Things.
A South African startup is combining recycled plastic with solar power to give underprivileged school children a stylish schoolbag that also supplies them with light to study by.
Technology and global expansion are playing key roles in making manufacturing an attractive field for women to join, more than ever before, said the president of a woman-owned family of companies.
A few years ago, reshoring roared onto the scene as the next great movement in manufacturing, but the data so far reflect otherwise.
The highest paying bachelor's degrees -- both in starting salaries and mid-career incomes -- are mostly engineering and entirely STEM disciplines.
Design News Webinar Series
8/13/2015 11:00 a.m. California / 2:00 p.m. New York
6/25/2015 11:00 a.m. California / 2:00 p.m. New York
6/24/2015 11:00 a.m. California / 2:00 p.m. New York
6/11/2015 11:00 a.m. California / 2:00 p.m. New York
Quick Poll
The Continuing Education Center offers engineers an entirely new way to get the education they need to formulate next-generation solutions.
Aug 31 - Sep4, Embedded System Design Techniques™ - Writing Portable and Robust Firmware in C
SEMESTERS: 1  |  2  |  3  |  4  |  5  |  6 |  7


Focus on Fundamentals consists of 45-minute on-line classes that cover a host of technologies. You learn without leaving the comfort of your desk. All classes are taught by subject-matter experts and all are archived. So if you can't attend live, attend at your convenience.
Learn More   |   Login   |   Archived Classes
Twitter Feed
Design News Twitter Feed
Like Us on Facebook

Sponsored Content

Technology Marketplace

Copyright © 2015 UBM Canon, A UBM company, All rights reserved. Privacy Policy | Terms of Service