Smart Fabric Generates Energy From Sunshine and Motion
The new garment has solar cells woven into the material to harvest energy from the sun and body motion. The resulting electricity could power wearable mobile health technologies.
Researchers from Georgia Tech’s school of materials science and engineering have developed a new hybrid fabric material that can generate electricity while remaining flexible and thin—making the fabric perfect for wearable technologies. Zhong Lin Wang, professor at Georgia Tech and one of the lead authors on the work, describes the material as a power source for wearable devices.
MPNI Medtech Plus| Posted in Mobile Health by Kristopher Sturgis on Sep 15, 2016.