Get our free email newsletter

Chin Strap Generates Electricity From Jaw Movements

Energy Harvesting Chin Strap | In Compliance Magazine

A team of Canadian researchers created a chin strap made from piezoelectric fiber composites (PFCs) that can generate electricity from jaw movements. When the strap is stretched by talking or chewing, an electrical charge is generated and could produce approximately 7 mW of power.

The researchers tested the how much power was generated when chewing gum for one minute while wearing the chin strap. The power output was ten µW, currently not sufficient for powering electrical devices. The team is working to increase the amount of power harvested by adding additional layers of PFCs to the strap to be able to adequately charge electronic devices.

- Partner Content -

VSWR and its Effects on Power Amplifiers

Voltage Standing Wave Ratio results from an impedance mismatch between a source (an amplifier) and a load (test application). This mismatch can influence the performance of the source.

Read more about the energy harvesting chin strap.

Related Articles

Digital Sponsors

Become a Sponsor

Discover new products, review technical whitepapers, read the latest compliance news, trending engineering news, and weekly recall alerts.

Get our email updates

What's New

- From Our Sponsors -

Sign up for the In Compliance Email Newsletter

Discover new products, review technical whitepapers, read the latest compliance news, trending engineering news, and weekly recall alerts.