Power-Generating Shoes

Power-Generating Shoes

In the November 16, 2015 issue of "Scientific Reports" journal. Tom Krupenkin and Ashley Taylor described an innovative energy-harvesting technology that is particularly well-suited for capturing the energy of human motion to power mobile electronic devices. The technology could enable a footwear-embedded energy harvester that captures energy produced by humans by walking and running and stores after use.Based on the said journal there is a method called reverse electrowetting method that can generate high power densities but it requires an energy source with reasonably high frequency. The bubbler method combines reverse electrowetting with the fast process of bubble growth.Krupenkin and Taylor seeks to partner with the industry and commercialize their design. According to Krupenkin, a human walking has a lot of energy in it and this is due to thermal energy. That energy can comply to the power requirements of most modern devices such as Smartphones, Tablets, etc.Want to know more about this awesome device? Follow this link!

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