Gwen Eging

Engineering (robotics)

Hometown: Chardon, Ohio, United States

Graduation date: Spring 2026

Additional details: Honors student, Transfer student

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FURI | Fall 2023

Kinetically Charged Batteries — Development and Optimization

Harnessing kinetic energy from everyday movement can revolutionize various fields, from prosthetics to smartphones. This project focuses on effective optimization and the amplification of kinetically charged batteries, unlocking the possibility of extended use of devices between charges. The setup size was a constraint on the end product, as it needs to be portable and versatile enough for integration into devices and the on-the-go lifestyle of users. A 1.5-volt kinetically charged battery was chosen to be amplified and yield 5 volts. A buck booster step-up circuit was chosen for the task as the component count is minimal which led to a small circuit board. The future development of this concept includes getting the 1.5 volts amplified enough to extend the use time of prosthetics, insulin pumps, communication devices, and other wearable technology.


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