EPSRC Energy Harvesting Network

1st Energy Harvesting Research Theme Workshop


Date: Tuesday 9th November 2010, 9:30am-4:15pm
Location: Imperial College London, UK

This workshop is designed to help facilitate the definition of a number of new research challenges and to catalyse the creation of multidisciplinary teams to address them. The agenda includes short presentations to get delegates thinking about the challenges of energy harvesting both outside and inside the human body. The facilitated workshop sessions will then debate the specific research challenges to be addressed and the expertise required.


09.30 Registration & coffee
10.00 Introduction
10.05 State of the Art in Human Powering of Devices (Prof Markys Cain, NPL)

Session 1: Aspects of Human Powering of Devices Outside of the Body

10.35 Energy Requirements for Prosthetic and Orthotic Devices in Research and Clinical Applications (Dr Arjan Buis, University of Strathclyde)
10.50 Energy Harvesting in Prosthetic Legs using Piezoelectric Materials (Dr Kesorn Pechrach Weaver, Ronsek Ltd.)
11.05 Q&A and General Discussion
11.25 Coffee break
11.50 Facilitated Workshop
13.00 Lunch and networking

Session 2: Aspects of Human Powering of Devices Inside of the Body

14.00 Power from a Heartbeat (Tracy Wotherspoon, Zarlink Semiconductor)
14.15 Application of Human Power for Pervasive Sensing in Sports and Healthcare (Dr Benny Lo, Imperial College London)
14.30 Q&A and General Discussion
14.50 Coffee break
15.05 Facilitated Workshop

16.10 Wrap up and Next Steps
16.15 Close

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