Title

Seasonal Knee Sleeve: Thermoelectric Cooler and Photovoltaic Cell Activating Hot and Cold

Author(s)

Leilani AnteFollow

School Name

Center for Advanced Technical Studies

Grade Level

12th Grade

Presentation Topic

Engineering

Presentation Type

Non-Mentored

Abstract

Different groups of people such as first responders, construction workers, and other citizens experience pain in their knees every year. With researching and observing if a thermoelectric cooler and a photovoltaic cell will activate hot and cold, it is important to recognize how these inventions that relate to climates can be used. The innovation that will be created is known as a seasonal knee sleeve that will contain both of these temperatures. With research and observation, there is a realization of how a seasonal knee sleeve can have value and have the capability to change people’s lives. The impact and importance include decreasing pain in the knees, soreness during seasonal changes, and inflammation by thermotherapy and cryotherapy. Although these therapy methods reduce the pain they also enhance emotional changes such as relaxation and comfortability. The problem develops by having a desire to research a way to involve electricity and an environmental resource to activate the power that will be used for others’ benefits. By constructing a seasonal knee sleeve the engineering goals involve getting the right fabric that is stretchy and fire-retardant, using a multimeter to measure the voltage of the photovoltaic cell, and using an ohmmeter to measure electrical resistance. The expectations should be of the photovoltaic cell being able to successfully take in sunlight and send off power to the conductive wires to create electricity at an appropriate temperature and meeting the expectation that the thermoelectric cooler is able to conduct electricity and successfully create a cooler temperature.

Location

HSS 113

Start Date

4-2-2022 11:30 AM

Presentation Format

Oral Only

Group Project

No

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Apr 2nd, 11:30 AM

Seasonal Knee Sleeve: Thermoelectric Cooler and Photovoltaic Cell Activating Hot and Cold

HSS 113

Different groups of people such as first responders, construction workers, and other citizens experience pain in their knees every year. With researching and observing if a thermoelectric cooler and a photovoltaic cell will activate hot and cold, it is important to recognize how these inventions that relate to climates can be used. The innovation that will be created is known as a seasonal knee sleeve that will contain both of these temperatures. With research and observation, there is a realization of how a seasonal knee sleeve can have value and have the capability to change people’s lives. The impact and importance include decreasing pain in the knees, soreness during seasonal changes, and inflammation by thermotherapy and cryotherapy. Although these therapy methods reduce the pain they also enhance emotional changes such as relaxation and comfortability. The problem develops by having a desire to research a way to involve electricity and an environmental resource to activate the power that will be used for others’ benefits. By constructing a seasonal knee sleeve the engineering goals involve getting the right fabric that is stretchy and fire-retardant, using a multimeter to measure the voltage of the photovoltaic cell, and using an ohmmeter to measure electrical resistance. The expectations should be of the photovoltaic cell being able to successfully take in sunlight and send off power to the conductive wires to create electricity at an appropriate temperature and meeting the expectation that the thermoelectric cooler is able to conduct electricity and successfully create a cooler temperature.