Hybrid Microenergy Harvesters for Smart Contact Lenses

Xia, Y., Heidari, H. , Fan, H. and Ghannam, R. (2020) Hybrid Microenergy Harvesters for Smart Contact Lenses. In: 2020 27th IEEE International Conference on Electronics, Circuits and Systems (ICECS), Glasgow, Scotland, 23-25 Nov 2020, ISBN 9781728160443 (doi: 10.1109/ICECS49266.2020.9294884)

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Smart electronic contact lenses typically integrate communications modules, electronic circuitry, sensors and an energy storage reservoir. These smart contact lenses can be used in medical applications that include monitoring patient glucose and intraocular pressure (IOP). However, due to the health hazards associated with chemical batteries, as well as the inconvenience of consistently charging the energy storage reservoir, a sustainable and reliable energy harvesting system is required. Therefore, the aim of this research is to design and develop an optimised harvester for a contact lens application. In fact, this paper introduces a novel hybrid microenergy harvester concept, which aims to produce sufficient electricity to power an electronic contact lens using light and electromagnetic radiation that are scavenged from photovoltaic cells and radio frequency technology.

Item Type:Conference Proceedings
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Xia, Yuanjie and Ghannam, Dr Rami and Heidari, Professor Hadi
Authors: Xia, Y., Heidari, H., Fan, H., and Ghannam, R.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Engineering > Electronics and Nanoscale Engineering
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