Micropower Generators and Sensors Based on Piezoelectric Polypropylene PP and Polyvinylidene Fluoride PVDF Films - Energy Harvesting from Walking
This paper presents investigation of piezoelectric proprieties of polypropylene PP and polyvinylidene fluoride PVDF films at an angle of their application as micropower generators and foot pressure sensors in walking process. Obtaind micropower from single layer is about 1.7W and 5.3W for polypropylene film and about 1.7W and 3.3W for polyvinylidene fluoride film. Obtained voltage from single film layer is 8.9V to 14V for PP film and 2 to 3.4V for PVDF film. Obtained micropower from piezoelectric film and course character of voltage in function of time during walking process, depends from used film and shoe insole construction, where active element was sandwich. Recived data record of voltage, power and foot movement images from measuring system, can be use in dynamic investigations of posture defects.
E. Klimiec et al., "Micropower Generators and Sensors Based on Piezoelectric Polypropylene PP and Polyvinylidene Fluoride PVDF Films - Energy Harvesting from Walking", Applied Mechanics and Materials, Vols. 110-116, pp. 1245-1251, 2012