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Design and optimisation of a footfall energy harvesting system (2014)
Journal Article
Gilbert, J. M., & Balouchi, F. (2014). Design and optimisation of a footfall energy harvesting system. Journal of Intelligent Material Systems and Structures, 25(14), 1746-1756. doi:10.1177/1045389X14523853

The scavenging of electrical energy from normal human activity has a number of attractions, and footfall energy is seen as one of the most attractive sources. However, footfall motion is characterised by relatively large forces and low velocities, an... Read More

Comparison of energy harvesting systems for wireless sensor networks (2008)
Journal Article
Balouchi, F., & Gilbert, J. M. (2008). Comparison of energy harvesting systems for wireless sensor networks. International Journal of Automation and Computing, 5(4), 334-347. doi:10.1007/s11633-008-0334-2

Wireless sensor networks (WSNs) offer an attractive solution to many environmental, security, and process monitoring problems. However, one barrier to their fuller adoption is the need to supply electrical power over extended periods of time without... Read More