Researchers turn to body's own energy to power wearable devices

08/11/2014 | Techworld (U.K.)

Researchers at Texas Instruments are experimenting with methods of keeping low-powered wearable devices up and running by leveraging the power generated by the person wearing them through things like movement and body heat. Human-based powering wouldn't work with more energy-intensive devices like smart watches, but it could help scientists create more passive wearables, such as medical sensors, without the need for batteries, said T's Yogesh Ramadass.

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