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Wearable battery-free active paper printed RFID tag with human-energy scavenger

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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2011 IEEE MTT-S International Microwave Symposium, IMS 2011
Publication statusPublished - 2011
Publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
Event2011 IEEE MTT-S International Microwave Symposium, IMS 2011 - Baltimore, MD, United States
Duration: 5 Jun 201110 Jun 2011


Conference2011 IEEE MTT-S International Microwave Symposium, IMS 2011
CountryUnited States
CityBaltimore, MD


The embodiment of wearable battery-free, active, paper printed RFID tags provided with energy scavenging capabilities is presented. In this research, extraction of electrical energy from human body movement is obtained by a piezoelectric energy scavenger powering up an active RFID tag module implemented on flexible organic substrate. The application dealt with hereafter testifies a promising approach useful for a vast variety of applications where wearable electronics is required.


  • energy scavenging, inkjet printing, RFID tags, sensor node