Bye bye primary batteries, hello energy harvesters
Harvesting vibration energy from the environment and storing it in a capacitor or a rechargeable battery provides a solution for powering devices such as sensors in an Internet-of-Things network.
Kinergizer develops state-of-the-art motion energy harvesting solutions, as described in this Mikroniek article, that ensure uninterrupted operation of these low-power devices, making primary batteries unnecessary. Predictive maintenance is one of the promising applications. (Image courtesy of Kinergizer)