Triboelectric Nanogenerators for Wearable Self-Powered Electronics Applications

Projects from courses/Final Year Project

Supervisor: Dr. D.M. Shin (Department of Mechanical Engineering)

Project information

Project descriptions

Triboelectric nanogenerator (TENG) is a new promising energy harvesting technology that can produce electrical energy. A TENG makes use of the coupling effect of triboelectrification to convert mechanical energy into electrical energy. This project aims to design and fabricate a wearable TENG that can be mounted on the human body as the electrical power source of electronics. With the aid of energy harvesting technology, a self-powered load-suspended backpack is developed and it can detect shoulder misalignment. Meanwhile, the load suspended system allows the reduction of vertical oscillation during the walking motion.

Team information

Project leader: Fung Tsan Him, BEng(ME)

Team member(s): LAW Hei Wing, Hayley, BEng(ME)

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Winner of the Inno Show Award @ The 5th Inno Show

This project team was selected for the Inno Show award at the 5th Inno Show. 

This team has received HK$20,000 sponsorship to participate in international design competition(s) and consumables expenses to support further development of the project.

The best project award - COMP3329 Computer Game Design and Programming @ The 1st Engineering InnoShow

This project team was selected for the best project award – COMP3329 Computer Game Design and Programming at the 1st Engineering InnoShow.

Members of the Club Grenade project team in HKUEAA Annual Dinner
Photos in the Engineering Inno Show