CORVALLIS, OR –– Perpetua today announced that its Chief Scientist, Dr. Ingo Stark, will be presenting a peer-reviewed paper and demonstration on incorporating wearable thermoelectric generator technology into clothing for powering wireless devices during the Wireless Health 2012 conference. The conference, which runs from October 23 – 25, 2012, will take place in San Diego, CA, hosts leaders from all over the world from the rapidly expanding Wireless Health technology and medical research communities.
“The escalating trend of new wireless mobile health electronic devices is associated with an increasing requirement for an always available energy source,” said Ingo. “Integrated into apparel, such as a jacket, wearable thermoelectric technology can reliably provide power to wireless devices that monitor an individual’s movement or activity for safety, medical or location purposes.”
Wearable thermoelectric generator technology, or TEGwear™ technology as Perpetua has branded it, is a unique energy harvesting application currently being developed by Dr. Stark and his team for powering ultra low-power mobile devices using body heat as an always available mobile power source.
Integrated into wearable structures, such as an armband, clothing patch, or directly embedded into a low-power wireless monitoring device, TEGwear™ technology utilizes heat from the body and converts it into electrical energy. TEGwear™ technology can be utilized to renewably and reliably power on-body sensors that can wirelessly monitor an individual’s location or a specific physiological condition.
About Wireless Health 2012: The Wireless Health 2012 conference series convenes the vanguard international research communities in Wireless Health technology and medical research with the rapidly expanding Wireless Health product and service industry, government leadership and policy makers. This conference provides the highest profile academic and industrial research forum for the new field of Wireless Health. Wireless Health 2012 is the third in this annual conference series. Additional information can be viewed on their website: http://www.wirelesshealth2012.org
About Perpetua Power Source Technologies, Inc.: Perpetua (www.perpetuapower.com) is dedicated to offering high quality, cost-effective, and easy-to-use power source products that last as long as the electronics they power. By extending the life of batteries or replacing batteries altogether, Perpetua’s products enable customers to develop, deploy, and benefit from next-generation wireless sensor applications.