Thick film thermoelectric energy harvesting systems for biomedical applications

Michael Koplow, Alic Chen, Daniel Artemus Steingart, Paul K. Wright, James W. Evans

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Abstract

The potential for the microfabrication of thermoelectric generators has been shown for powering autonomous wireless sensors in and around the human body. Existing bulk fabrication methods (extrusion and dicing) as well as traditional microfabrication methods (sputtering and etching) cannot create structures with the correct size factors and aspect ratios for optimal power generation. As a result, this paper describes a new promising printing method, specifically developed to additively create microscale generators. Early results show that the method is both cost effective and scalable for the mass production of thermoelectric generators to power medical devices.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProc. 5th Int. Workshop on Wearable and Implantable Body Sensor Networks, BSN 2008, in conjunction with the 5th Int. Summer School and Symp. on Medical Devices and Biosensors, ISSS-MDBS 2008
Pages322-325
Number of pages4
DOIs
StatePublished - 2008
Event5th International Workshop on Wearable and Implantable Body Sensor Networks, BSN 2008, in conjunction with the 5th International Summer School and Symposium on Medical Devices and Biosensors, ISSS-MDBS 2008 - Hong Kong, China
Duration: Jun 1 2008Jun 3 2008

Publication series

NameProc. 5th Int. Workshop on Wearable and Implantable Body Sensor Networks, BSN2008, in conjunction with the 5th Int. Summer School and Symp. on Medical Devices and Biosensors, ISSS-MDBS 2008

Other

Other5th International Workshop on Wearable and Implantable Body Sensor Networks, BSN 2008, in conjunction with the 5th International Summer School and Symposium on Medical Devices and Biosensors, ISSS-MDBS 2008
CountryChina
CityHong Kong
Period6/1/086/3/08

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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    Koplow, M., Chen, A., Steingart, D. A., Wright, P. K., & Evans, J. W. (2008). Thick film thermoelectric energy harvesting systems for biomedical applications. In Proc. 5th Int. Workshop on Wearable and Implantable Body Sensor Networks, BSN 2008, in conjunction with the 5th Int. Summer School and Symp. on Medical Devices and Biosensors, ISSS-MDBS 2008 (pp. 322-325). [4575084] (Proc. 5th Int. Workshop on Wearable and Implantable Body Sensor Networks, BSN2008, in conjunction with the 5th Int. Summer School and Symp. on Medical Devices and Biosensors, ISSS-MDBS 2008). https://doi.org/10.1109/ISSMDBS.2008.4575084