Review of Thermoelectric Generator for Wearable Devices

Bao Do, Brandon Buanno, Iulian Gherasoiu

Electrical Engineering Technology, College of Engineering, SUNY Polytechnic Institute, Utica, NY, USA

Thermoelectric generators (TEGs) are solid-state devices that use the applied temperature differential to produce electrical energy. The major goal of the project is to better understand and assess the science related to wearable TEGs by conducting a thorough analysis of the research in this field. In this paper, we will cover the principles of the thermoelectric generation, the device design, the fabrication method, and its present performance as well as challenges. We will also provide a brief overview of the current state of the art in the field of thermoelectric devices.