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1School of Engineering, Military Technological College, Muscat, Oman
2Department of Electronics & Telecommunication Engineering, Rajshahi University of Engineering and Technology, Rajshahi, Bangladesh
3School of Engineering, Deakin University, Geelong, Australia
Developing implanted devices is vital for the welfare and safety of well-being because they directly affect lives and safety and provides indication for early recovery. In order to realize the high performance of implantable medical devices, powerful energy sources must be judiciously integrated onto conformal platforms. Energy harvesting from environmental sources and human body motion is becoming increasingly relevant for implantable devices. In this paper, we have developed an efficient energy harvesting technique using low-grade ambient energy sources especially, vibration, and temperature difference, which provides the basis of a self-powered system and allows a wide variety of implanted wearable medical devices to be operated. We have experimentally estimated the harvested energy and validated the amount against the requirements of various miniaturized devices such as cardiac pacemaker, cardiac activity sensing, and electrocardiogram amplifier etc. In addition, this paper investigates the output-harvested energy against the temperature gradient (thermal energy harvesting) and vibrational frequency (vibrational energy harvesting). It is observed that the thermal energy harvesting technique provides higher harvested energy compared to the vibrational counterpart and is linearly proportional to the temperature gradient.
Energy Harvesting, Thermal Energy, Vibrational Energy, Implantable Medical Devices, Peltier, Vulture
Md. Saiful Islam, Md Kamal Hosain, Khalifa Almheiri, Thirein Myo. (2023). Hybrid Energy Harvesting for Self-powered Implantable Biomedical Devices. American Journal of Chemical and Biochemical Engineering, 7(1), 1-6. https://doi.org/10.11648/j.ajcbe.20230701.11
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