Wearable technology has the potential to revolutionise healthcare by providing real-time data on the patient’s health. However, power supply is currently one of the key limitations of wearable biosensors. My PhD work investigates how we can use human body energy (i.e. motion and heat) to power these sensors. I am developing energy harvesting smart textiles and stretchable devices that can be seamlessly integrated into clothes. My goal is creating triboelectric yarns that are reliable, washable and can be easily integrated with rigid electronics.
Research Keywords: Smart Textiles, Electrospinning, Energy Harvesting, Prototyping