REAP: Runtime energy-accuracy optimization for energy harvesting IoT devices

Ganapati Bhat, Kunal Bagewadi, Hyung Gyu Lee, Umit Y. Ogras

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7 Scopus citations


The use of wearable and mobile devices for health and activity monitoring is growing rapidly. These devices need to maximize their accuracy and active time under a tight energy budget imposed by battery and form-factor constraints. This paper considers energy harvesting devices that run on a limited energy budget to recognize user activities over a given period. We propose a technique to co-optimize the accuracy and active time by utilizing multiple design points with different energy-accuracy trade-offs. The proposed technique switches between these design points at runtime to maximize a generalized objective function under tight harvested energy budget constraints. We evaluate our approach experimentally using a custom hardware prototype and 14 user studies. It achieves 46% higher expected accuracy and 66% longer active time compared to the highest performance design point.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 56th Annual Design Automation Conference 2019, DAC 2019
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
ISBN (Electronic)9781450367257
StatePublished - Jun 2 2019
Event56th Annual Design Automation Conference, DAC 2019 - Las Vegas, United States
Duration: Jun 2 2019Jun 6 2019

Publication series

NameProceedings - Design Automation Conference
ISSN (Print)0738-100X


Conference56th Annual Design Automation Conference, DAC 2019
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityLas Vegas

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science Applications
  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Modeling and Simulation


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