Development of bike-typed power generation system combined with information technology aimed at campus use
海老原 樹 ,
大賀 佑基 ,
谷代 一哉田中 博
8 , 2018-03-20 , 神奈川工科大学
There are many pieces of equipment and devices that can be driven by relatively little electrical power such as a wireless microphones and laser pointers commonly used in a campus setting. There has been a growing awareness of the need to consider health, in particular, calorie consumption, in order to ensure physical wellbeing. Some people make it a rule to do physical exercise regularly. This exercise can be used to generate power and this power can be used on a campus. Such an endeavor is useful not only to promote health but also to help to protect the environment, create a sustainable society and generate power in areas affected by a disaster. The authors have designed and developed a bike-typed human power generation system, and begun to replace disposable batteries with rechargeable batteries. An important feature of the system is the ability to complete an energy cycle, that is, generation, storage and use of power. This paper describes the bike-typed generation power system, which includes a newly developed power-generating bike, charging control equipment and application software that is linked to information technology including the use of cloud services. The paper also reports on the results of tests designed to verify the performances and functions of the system, and the results of a questionnaire survey conducted to evaluate the system.