Development of Outdoor Jacket Design using Energy Harvesting System by Arm Swing Motion during Walking

보행 시 팔의 교차 운동을 이용한 에너지 하베스팅 재킷 디자인 개발

  • Lee, Hyewon (Culture Technology Research Center, Sangmyung University) ;
  • Lee, Minsun (Dept. of Fashion & Textiles, Sangmyung University) ;
  • Suh, Sung Eun (Fashion Design Major in College of Arts, Gachon University) ;
  • Roh, Jung-Sim (Dept. of Fashion & Textiles, Sangmyung University)
  • 이혜원 (상명대학교 문화기술연구소) ;
  • 이민선 (상명대학교 의류학과) ;
  • 서성은 (가천대학교 패션디자인학과) ;
  • 노정심 (상명대학교 의류학과)
  • Received : 2019.02.26
  • Accepted : 2019.03.22
  • Published : 2019.06.30


This study develops a user centered outdoor jacket capable of energy harvesting based on consumer needs. Jackets are designed for typical outdoor activities such as hiking, trekking, and climbing, integrated with an energy harvesting module that can generate electric power from arm swing in outdoor and daily life walking. Textile based energy generators developed by the previous research of Lee & Roh (2018) were used. A prototype was created based on the arm swing motion experiment for location options and energy harvesting system functions, the simulation by the design sketch, and evaluation of the wearing test by experts. In-depth interviews were later conducted for the prototype with 10 outdoor experts to derive the optimal location of an energy harvesting system in three ways, and the prototype was revised to 5 styles that reflected reviews by experts on function and appearance. Research indicated that the energy harvesting jacket design signifies a user-centered design based on expert interviews and usability evaluation as well as previous research on energy generation and storage device. The jacket is convenient because it combines an energy generator in an optimal position to maximize energy generation with a storage and charging device that can be inserted into various position options for accessibility.


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