Vibration-based energy harvesting for sensors

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Supplying electrical energy to wireless sensors nodes from alternative sources can increase the reliability of the sensing and measurement systems. Mechanical vibrations available in the environment provides a viable source of energy to supply electrical power to sensor nodes. Micro-energy harvesting systems are discussed in this article, which can significantly benefit wearable and implantable sensors. Three commonly used energy conversion mechanisms including electromagnetic, piezoelectric and capacitive transducers are briefly introduced, and recently proposed methods to improve the efficiency of these harvesters in micro-dimensions are discussed in more detail.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEncyclopedia of Sensors and Biosensors
Number of pages7
ISBN (Print)9780128225493
Publication statusPublished - 31 Dec 2023


  • Electromagnetic
  • Electrostatic (capacitive)
  • Energy harvesting
  • Mechanical impact
  • Microelectromechanical systems
  • Piezoelectric
  • Transducers
  • Vibration

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)


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