Researchers at the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) have presented a study that describes a highly flexible and sturdy wearable piezoelectric harvester that uses a simple fabrication process involving hot pressing and tape casting.
The research team’s leader, Professor Seungbeom Hong, says that the novelty of their result is thanks to the simplicity, applicability, durability, and its new characterization of wearable electronic devices. The team’s research was published in the September 2020 edition of the journal Nano Energy.
Hot pressing is a method that involves firmly bonding two objects together by applying temperature and pressure. It’s something that has been explored before in the field of energy harvesting, which involves the collection of waste energy and its conversion into electricity.