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Flexible On-Body Coils for Inductive Power Transfer to IoT Garments and Wearables

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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationInternet of Things (WF-IoT), 2015 IEEE 2nd World Forum
Publisher or commissioning bodyInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
Number of pages2
ISBN (Print)9781509003679
StatePublished - 16 Dec 2015
Event2015 IEEE World Forum on Internet of Things (WF-IoT) - Milan, Italy


Conference2015 IEEE World Forum on Internet of Things (WF-IoT)


Inductive power transfer is a promising technology for ambient charging and powering of wearable devices without the need for direct user intervention. Existing systems typically use circular or rectangular coils built using inflexible wire and fixed into a rigid shape. This paper explores the design of receiver coils for wearable inductive power transfer. Our study demonstrates receive coil designs that visually embody patterns or logos do not significantly reduce receive voltage compared to a traditional wire loop of the same number of turns, giving designers flexibility over the appearance of wearable power transfer coils.

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  • Clothing, Coils, Copper, Inductance , Inductance measurement , wires, shape


2015 IEEE World Forum on Internet of Things (WF-IoT)

Duration14 Dec 201516 Dec 2015
Location of eventUniversity of Milan
Degree of recognitionInternational event

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