Battery- and solar-powered fibres harvest and store electrical energy

20240522 Fiber Battery AssemblyResearchers from the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory in Laurel, Maryland, USA, have established methods of developing battery- and solar-powered fibres, making it theoretically possible for electrical energy to be harvested from, and stored in, clothing.

These fibres could be used to power high-performance wearable electronics that breathe, stretch and wash like conventional textiles.

For the full story, see the July 2024 edition of Smart Textiles & Wearables.


Photo: Ed Whitman/Johns Hopkins APL