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ViPSN motion-powered IoT development platform

ViPSN (acronym of vibration-powered sensing node) is a programmable Internet of Things (IoT) platform for the development of vibration- or motion-powered sensing and transmitting systems. It serves as a reconfigurable developing platform for vibration-powered IoT applications. The whole set of ViPSN assembles six basic modules: a vibration emulator as the energy generation unit (EGU); a piezoelectric transducer as the energy transduction unit (ETU); a power-boosting interface circuit as the energy enhancement unit (EEU); a dc-dc regulator with energy-level indicating signals as the energy management unit (EMU); a Bluetooth low energy (BLE) module as the energy user unit (EUU); and a mobile app as the edge demonstration unit (EDU). All units or modules are connected with easy mechanical joggle joints and electrical plunger pin contacts.

Related papers

J29 Xin Li, Li Teng, Hong Tang, Jingying Chen, Haoyu Wang, Yu Liu, Minfan Fu, and Junrui Liang*, “ViPSN: a vibration-powered IoT platform,” IEEE Internet of Things Journal, vol. 8, no. 3, pp. 1728-1739, 2021.
C43 Xin Li, Hong Tang, Yiyao Zhu, Haoyu Wang, and Junrui Liang*, “Power solution of a vibration-powered sensing node,” Proceedings of the 9th International Power Electronics and Motion Control Conference, Nanjing, China, May 31-June 3, 2020. (IPEMC - ECCE Asia 2020)

Successful application/academic cases

J42 Guobiao Hu, Chaoyang Zhao, Yaowen Yang*, Xin Li, Junrui Liang*, “Triboelectric energy harvesting using an origami-inspired structure,” Applied Energy, vol. 306, p. 118037, Jan. 2022.
J40 Xin Li, Hong Tang, Guobiao Hu, Bao Zhao, and Junrui Liang*, “ViPSN-pluck: a transient-motion-powered motion detector,” IEEE Internet of Things Journal, doi: 10.1109/JIOT.2021.3098238.
J32 Jinxi Zhang, Shaobo Gong, Xin Li, Junrui Liang, Zhong Lin Wang*, and Kailiang Ren*, "A wind‐driven poly (tetrafluoroethylene) electret and polylactide polymer‐based hybrid nanogenerator for self‐powered temperature detection system," Advanced Sustainable Systems, art. no. 2000192. 2021.

Open-source (incl. hardware & firmware) repository


Purchase agent 成品代理

- 上海谨谦电子科技有限公司,联系人:陈杨,电话(微信同号):13774356292,邮箱

User instructions 使用说明

- 由于软硬件设计图、程序已在Github开源,学术同行可以自行使用,但务必在发表文章中根据学术规范进行引用,不产生任何来往费用。
- 对于希望购买硬件套件的高校、公司人士,请直接联系谨谦公司。如科研工作使用了ViPSN,务必根据学术规范进行恰当引用。