[Cite as http://purl.org/au-research/grants/arc/DP170102320]
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