Wearable self sufficient MFC communication system powered by urine

Taghavi, M., Stinchcombe, A., Greenman, J., Mattoli, V., Beccai, L., Mazzolai, B., Melhuish, C. and Ieropoulos, I. (2014) Wearable self sufficient MFC communication system powered by urine. In: Mistry, M., Leonardis, Aleš, Witkowski, M. and Melhuish, C., eds. (2014) Advances in Autonomous Robotics Systems. (8717) Springer International Publishing, pp. 131-138. ISBN 9783319104003 Available from: http://eprints.uwe.ac.uk/26711

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Publisher's URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-10401-0_12


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.

Item Type:Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords:robotics, user interfaces and human computer interaction, data mining and knowledge discovery, computation by abstract devices, microbial fuel cell, MFC, urine, energy, wearable system
Faculty/Department:Faculty of Environment and Technology > Department of Engineering Design and Mathematics
ID Code:26711
Deposited By: J.-M. Maheu
Deposited On:14 Sep 2015 09:20
Last Modified:07 Dec 2016 19:25

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