Wearable self sufficient MFC communication system powered by urine

Majid Taghavi, Andrew Stinchcombe, John Greenman, Virgilio Mattoli, Lucia Beccai, Barbara Mazzolai, Chris Melhuish, Ioannis A. Ieropoulos*

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Abstract

A new generation of self-sustainable and wearable Microbial Fuel Cells (MFCs) is introduced. Two different types of energy - chemical energy found in urine and mechanical energy harvested by manual pumping - were converted to electrical energy. The wearable system is fabricated using flexible MFCs with urine used as the feedstock for the bacteria, which was pumped by a manual foot pump. The pump was developed using check valves and soft tubing. The MFC system has been assembled within a pair of socks.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Pages131-138
Number of pages8
Volume8717 LNAI
ISBN (Print)9783319104003
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014
Event15th Annual Conference on Advances in Autonomous Robotics Systems, TAROS 2014 - Birmingham, United Kingdom
Duration: 1 Sep 20143 Sep 2014

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume8717 LNAI
ISSN (Print)03029743
ISSN (Electronic)16113349

Conference

Conference15th Annual Conference on Advances in Autonomous Robotics Systems, TAROS 2014
CountryUnited Kingdom
CityBirmingham
Period1/09/143/09/14

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