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dc.contributor.advisorSang Gook Kim.en_US
dc.contributor.authorDenault, Sebastian Ramirezen_US
dc.contributor.otherMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Department of Mechanical Engineering.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2014-12-08T18:54:42Z
dc.date.available2014-12-08T18:54:42Z
dc.date.copyright2014en_US
dc.date.issued2014en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1721.1/92178
dc.descriptionThesis: S.B., Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Department of Mechanical Engineering, 2014.en_US
dc.descriptionCataloged from PDF version of thesis.en_US
dc.descriptionIncludes bibliographical references (pages 35-37).en_US
dc.description.abstractThis thesis evaluates the proposed use of piezoelectric energy harvesting methods as a power source for light-up sneakers. Light-up sneakers currently marketed for purposes of pedestrian visibility and personal fashion are powered by primary or secondary batteries; maintenance requirements could potentially be reduced or eliminated by introducing a renewable power source drawn from the wearer's body. A test was made to determine the possible power levels available from piezoelectric fiber elements mounted on the shoe upper; approximately 10nW of power was developed during walking. In addition to performance in terms of power generated, cost, durability, manufacturability, and user impact also need to be considered before applying this technology.en_US
dc.description.statementofresponsibilityby Sebastian Ramirez Denault.en_US
dc.format.extent37 pagesen_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherMassachusetts Institute of Technologyen_US
dc.rightsM.I.T. theses are protected by copyright. They may be viewed from this source for any purpose, but reproduction or distribution in any format is prohibited without written permission. See provided URL for inquiries about permission.en_US
dc.rights.urihttp://dspace.mit.edu/handle/1721.1/7582en_US
dc.subjectMechanical Engineering.en_US
dc.titleEvaluation of smart-fabric approach to biomechanical energy harvestingen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.description.degreeS.B.en_US
dc.contributor.departmentMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Department of Mechanical Engineering.en_US
dc.identifier.oclc897205719en_US


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