Professor Ravi Silva, director of the ATI and the principal supervisor of this project, said: “Wearable TENGs can be made from natural fabrics, such as cotton or wool, so the idea is carbon-friendly and a “renewable” technology, and could be used for years.
“We’re looking forward to creating systems to generate power that have the advantages of being portable, autonomous and self-powered.”
This research is expected to benefit people worldwide in areas of wearable and portable electronics, information and communication, medical applications, and industrial sectors.
Read more here: Researchers develop wearable ways to “be your own battery”
Triboelectric energy generation on the ATI research pages.