Energy Harvesting

Technologies in the Field of Energy Harvesting

Gaining Energy from the Environment

© Photo Fraunhofer IIS/Kurt Fuchs

The BlueTEG sensor wristband uses the temperature difference between the skin and the surrounding air to produce energy, and transmits data via bluetooth.

Self-sustaining, maintenance-free and wireless systems with maximum running time and unlimited standby time – this is what our energy harvesting technologies are aiming at. Available energy sources within the immediate vicinity therein function as energy supplies for radio sensors and other devices with very low power current consumption. This makes it possible to supply with power devices at places difficult to access. At the moment, our work focuses on solutions which combine different energy sources (vibration, photovoltaic, solar heat).