Title

The Effect Of Strenuous Activity On The Electrical Output Of A Thermoelectric Wristband

Author(s)

Cody Foster

School Name

Spring Valley High School

Grade Level

10th Grade

Presentation Topic

Engineering

Presentation Type

Non-Mentored

Abstract

Society today is governed by the timeline of battery life in electronic devices. Research was done to experiment with the use of the human body’s ambient energy potential as an alternative energy source in the form of thermoelectricity. The purpose of this experiment was to see which strenuous activity generates the most electric energy in millivolts (mV). It was hypothesized that jogging would generate the most millivolts. The participants wore a TEG wristband and partook in five differing activity levels. The results were sitting had a mean mV output of 6.713, walkings mean was 7.839, joggins mean was 10.383, push-ups means was 26.120, and sit-ups mean was 34.600. The variation between the activities was found significant, as indicated by ANOVA, F(4,110)=50.39, p<0.05. A Tukey test indicated that the significant difference was between push-ups and sitting, walking, and jogging and between sit-ups and sitting, walking, and jogging. This indicates that sit-ups and push-ups yielded the most millivolts. /

Location

Owens G08

Start Date

4-16-2016 9:45 AM

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Apr 16th, 9:45 AM

The Effect Of Strenuous Activity On The Electrical Output Of A Thermoelectric Wristband

Owens G08

Society today is governed by the timeline of battery life in electronic devices. Research was done to experiment with the use of the human body’s ambient energy potential as an alternative energy source in the form of thermoelectricity. The purpose of this experiment was to see which strenuous activity generates the most electric energy in millivolts (mV). It was hypothesized that jogging would generate the most millivolts. The participants wore a TEG wristband and partook in five differing activity levels. The results were sitting had a mean mV output of 6.713, walkings mean was 7.839, joggins mean was 10.383, push-ups means was 26.120, and sit-ups mean was 34.600. The variation between the activities was found significant, as indicated by ANOVA, F(4,110)=50.39, p<0.05. A Tukey test indicated that the significant difference was between push-ups and sitting, walking, and jogging and between sit-ups and sitting, walking, and jogging. This indicates that sit-ups and push-ups yielded the most millivolts. /