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Smart and Flexible Energy Supply Platform for Wearable Electronics

Objective

The widespread introduction of wearable devices is expected to be one of the major trends in the next one or two decades. First applications have already entered the market, like e.g. the smartwatch from Apple or various types of fitness trackers. However, the main booming period is still expected to happen in future. Health care application, internet of things as well as reshaping of the interaction between humans and electronic devices will be the main drivers for this development. Presently various obstacles still hinder the expected rapid development. Apart from legal topics, like e.g. data security, there are also technological bottlenecks. The energy supply to wearable devices is probably the most serious challenge among these technological bottlenecks.

The Smart2Go project is exactly targeting this topic. The aim of the project is the creation of an autonomous energy-supply platform. Based on the results of the project it will be possible to use a wearable without caring about recharging over its entire lifetime. This aim will be achieved by the combination of a powerful battery with appropriate energy harvesting technologies. The performance of the energy supply platform will be demonstrated in two application cases.

The special feature of Smart2Go is the standardization of the interfaces within the platform. This will enable manufacturers to easily adapt it to various different application after the end of the project. Additionally, the type of energy harvesting can be changed as well, further extending the variability of the platform. This concept is a major part of the expected impact of the project results. At the same time, this is the decisive point that distinguishes the project form various other activities in this area.

Field of science

  • /natural sciences/computer and information sciences/internet/internet of things
  • /natural sciences/computer and information sciences/computer security/data protection

Call for proposal

H2020-ICT-2018-2
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Funding Scheme

RIA - Research and Innovation action

Coordinator

FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.
Address
Hansastrasse 27C
80686 Munchen
Germany
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 692 668,75

Participants (10)

TEKNOLOGIAN TUTKIMUSKESKUS VTT OY
Finland
EU contribution
€ 634 635
Address
Tekniikantie 21
02150 Espoo
Activity type
Research Organisations
JOANNEUM RESEARCH FORSCHUNGSGESELLSCHAFT MBH
Austria
EU contribution
€ 421 442,50
Address
Leonhardstrasse 59
8010 Graz
Activity type
Research Organisations
UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHAMPTON
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 220 003,75
Address
Highfield
SO17 1BJ Southampton
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
TAMPEREEN KORKEAKOULUSAATIO SR
Finland
EU contribution
€ 307 375
Address
Kalevantie 4
33100 Tampere
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
ARMOR SA
France
EU contribution
€ 350 000
Address
20 Rue Chevreul
44100 Nantes
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
VARTA MICRO INNOVATION GMBH
Austria
EU contribution
€ 450 391,25
Address
Stremayrgrasse 9
8010 Graz
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ATOMIC AUSTRIA GMBH
Austria
EU contribution
€ 250 000
Address
Atomic Strasse 1
5541 Altenmarkt Im Pongau
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
HELLY HANSEN AS
Norway
EU contribution
€ 247 000
Address
Munkendamsveien 35 6 Etaj
0120 Oslo
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
TRELIC OY
Finland
EU contribution
€ 202 500
Address
Korkeakoulunkatu 3
33720 Tampere
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
AMIRES SRO
Czechia
EU contribution
€ 200 000
Address
Stavitelska 1099/6
160 00 Praha 6
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)