***Formerly the Piezoelectric team but looking to add and apply thin films and triboelectricity into our repertoire of energy harvesting methods***
Purpose: Develop a wearable-athletic device for energy harvesting that doubles as a hydration patch to alleviate skin conditions such as eczema.
Method: Harvest energy through the use of thin films and triboelectricity while regulating the absorption of sweat and application of lotion.
Benefit: Learn and apply energy harvesting techniques into wearable sensors designed to alleviate skin conditions.
Takeaway: Gain a deeper understanding of materials science (thin films, triboelectricity, electrochemical sensors, etc.), research and development engineering, circuitry, eczema and other skin conditions.
Team Members: Alexis Velazquez Olivera, Tiffany Wang, Aku Saraf, Janessa Duque, Tanay Patil, Jefferson Lei, Namdar Mesri, Joy Benjauthrit
Gain Skills as a Student & Professional
The shift in focus from piezoelectricity to thin films and triboelectricity was to cater to our current team’s strengths and interests. Beyond narrowing the scope to a wearable device for skin hydration and eczema, anything goes! We welcome you to start anew with us (our only requirement: curiosity) as we delve into the specifics of these materials science topics and collaborate as a team to ideate and create a working prototype.