CoilMove: An Actuated to-body Energy Transfer System

Paul Worgan, Mike Fraser

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Today, users are an integral part of charging their mobile and wearable computing devices, including smartphones, smartwatches, fitness trackers and music players. In this paper CoilMove is presented. CoilMove is an actuated
wireless energy transfer system, envisaged as being embedded within a surface in a user’s ambient environment, such as a floor or table. CoilMove transfers
energy to devices located on the body and can recharge our mobile and wearable devices through inductive power transfer without the need for user input. CoilMove is capable of locating a device on a user’s body through the
presence of a magnet on the device. The user need not be aware of the interaction and from a user perspective devices would appear to charge themselves. Furthermore CoilMove is compliant with international guidelines on time-varying magnetic fields present in inductive power transfer systems,
affording prolonged system use.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationDesigning Interactive Systems 2017 (DIS '17)
Subtitle of host publicationProceedings of the 2017 Conference on Designing Interactive Systems
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery (ACM)
Number of pages5
ISBN (Print)9781450349222
Publication statusPublished - 10 Jun 2017

Structured keywords

  • Digital Health


  • To-body energy transfer
  • Actuated energy transfer
  • Wearable charging
  • Mobile charging
  • Ubiquitous charging
  • H.5.m
  • Information interfaces and presentation


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