Movers and Shakers: Kinetic energy harvesting for the Internet of Things. Gorlatova, et al (2014)

Gorlatova, M., Sarik, J., Grebla, G., Cong, M., Kymissis, I., Zussman, G. (2014). Movers and Shakers: Kinetic Energy Harvesting for the Internet of Things.  Columbia University, Electrical Engineering Technical Report #2014-03-27, Mar. 2014.
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Examines the use of motion (kinetic energy) harvesting to power IoT devices, specifically, that of people and how they move around during the day. They monitored 40 people for about 200 hours to capture a record of motion, and then developed a model that might be used to estimate the amount of energy that might be collected for powering IoT devices, attached to people (in addition to motion, they also examine the potential use of photovoltaics to collect energy).