E3S Web Conf.
Volume 80, 20192018 International Conference on Renewable Energy and Environment Engineering (REEE 2018)
|Number of page(s)||4|
|Section||Power Engineering and Mechatronics|
|Published online||15 January 2019|
Development of a footstep power generator in converting kinetic energy to electricity
Department of Mechanical and Mechatronic Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Technology and Built Environment, UCSI University, 56000 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Kinetic energy is considered as one of the renewable energies. Substantial amounts of researches were conducted to investigate the feasibility of converting the kinetic energy into electricity. Nevertheless, most of these previous works emphasized on the selection of suitable materials and the design of power generator which tends to be complicated. In this paper, a simple and yet low cost mechanism has been proposed to enhance the performance and efficiency of energy conversion from kinetic energy to electricity energy by placing a mechanical footstep power generator on the hind foot region. A total of 45 individuals were invited to participate in the experiments and the experiment results are then compared with the theoretical results.
© The Authors, published by EDP Sciences, 2019
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