Discovery Projects - Grant ID: DP170102320 [ 2017 - 2019 ]

Research Grant

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Researchers A/Prof Jun Chen; Dr Leigh Aldous

Brief description This project aims to synthesise flexible redox gel-electrolyte interpenetrated electrodes for an eco-friendly prototype wearable thermo-electrochemical cell that can power body-worn low-power wearable electronics. Wearable devices in the future are expected to include products related to personal wellness and healthcare and medical technology. These devices require a sustainable power source (without having to change a battery) for real time monitoring/communication. Turning body-heat into electricity by wearable thermo-electrochemical cells may provide a solution. The project could also contribute to the mitigation of greenhouse emissions.

Funding Amount $296,500

Funding Scheme Discovery Projects

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