Piezoelectric sensors have to make smart charging superfluous watch




A New Zealand company has developed technology that could ensure that it is no longer necessary to the battery of a smart watch autoloading. With piezoelectric sensors would namely ‘automatically’ energy can be generated while the device is worn.

The company has named Stretch Sense and announced his plan for charging wearables through the piezoelectric effect during the Wearable Technologies Conference, so writes BGR. Stretch Sense has been working on sensors that measure deformation, but this had not yet linked to the generation of electricity. The company states close to be a practical application that manufacturers of smart watches for example, may use, for some time after the concept has been tested by academics.

Specifically, the idea that a manufacturer uses materials developed by Stretch Sense in a wearable, for example, the strap of a smart watch. By natural movements of the carrier to deform the material, so that via the piezo-electric sensors, energy is generated, which can then be used to load them on the device. As a result, it would no longer be necessary to recharge the smart watch itself.

There were about a hundred clients who have taken the technology of stretch Sense licensed and working on practical applications. When the first “self-charging” products can reach the market, however, is not known. It is also unclear whether the technology Stretch Sense in normal use it can generate enough energy to keep running a smart watch.


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