The limited battery life of smart watches and wristbands remains a pain point. We designed an embedded and compact generator to efficiently harnesses the kinetic energy of arm swinging such that these wearable gadgets can be self-powered. The invention uses a novel topology to achieve highly compact structure and ultilizes a frequency-up converter to improve output power.
To extend the battery life of smart watches and wristbands, we developed an embedded generator to provide sustainable power for these wearables. This device generates electricity by capturing kinetic energy of arm swinging. To meet the size and power requirements of smart watches and wristbands, our patented generator has highly compact structure and amazingly high output power.
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