The Technological Implications of Using MEMS-Based Generators as a Replacement to Batteries in Electronic Devices—A Short Review

Timilehin Sanni, Felix A. Ishola*, Olumide A. Towoju, Esther T. Akinlabi

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Batteries had been widely used as the power source for remote electronic devices, but the method of generating energy from the environment had been with a lot of prospects. To ensure constant power supply and avoid complexity of changing batteries for wireless electronics and sensors, especially in the case of usages in remote areas, self-energy generating devices have become a necessity. The authors briefly review alternative to batteries; options such as electrostatic generation, dielectric elastomers and piezoelectric materials which are considered very promising for their capacity to change stains in the material into electrical vitality and be incorporated into electronic gadgets. The paradigm shift in the technological world towards producing electronic devices with focus on reduction in size, cost and energy consumption have constantly considered the generator based on Micro-electro-mechanical systems (MEMS). This article highlights the impacts and challenges of using MEMs based generators for providing power sources in small wireless sensor nodes, in place of batteries.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAdvances in Electronics Engineering - Proceedings of the ICCEE 2019
EditorsZahriladha Zakaria, Rabiah Ahmad
Number of pages11
ISBN (Print)9789811512889
Publication statusPublished - 2020
Externally publishedYes
EventInternational Conference on Computer Science, Electrical and Electronic Engineering, ICCEE 2019 - Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Duration: 29 Apr 201930 Apr 2019

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Electrical Engineering
ISSN (Print)1876-1100
ISSN (Electronic)1876-1119


ConferenceInternational Conference on Computer Science, Electrical and Electronic Engineering, ICCEE 2019
CityKuala Lumpur

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