Shoe Power Generator using Piezoelectricity
As the power requirements for microelectronics continue decreasing, environmental energy sources can begin to
replace batteries in certain wearable subsystems. We aim to make a shoe power generator based on a micro structured
piezoelectric polymer transducer. The properties of the transducer match regular shoe filling and it is designed to harness
energy from human walk without affecting the user’s gait. The electronics are completely powered by the harvested energy
from walking or running. The method of generating electrical voltage for charging an electronic gadget from the
piezoelectric sensor that is fixed to the sole of the footwear is illustrated in this paper.
Keywords – Piezoelectricity, Piezoceramic crystals, Shoe Power, Electricity generation.