Generating power through movement

Posted by on Jul 12, 2012 in Power | No Comments

Designer Jerry Mejia has created this concept design that explores ways to generate power through our movement called Tusk. “Whether running errands or running a marathon, our body movements can ...

Footwear that harvests energy by walking

Posted by on Aug 29, 2011 in Power | No Comments

Alas, you can leave that cumbersome power cord at home. Imagine charging your mobile phone anywhere you are simply by walking. University of Wisconsin-Madison engineering researchers Tom Krupenkin and J. Ashley Taylor ...

Generating power through your wrist

Posted by on Dec 15, 2010 in Power | No Comments

“Fujitsu recently unveiled a high-tech bracelet generator that runs on both solar energy and heat from the wearer. The device contains no electrical wiring nor battery replacements, and it can be completely ...

Energy-producing wellies that charge your devices

Posted by on Jun 16, 2010 in Power, Products | No Comments

Wearable technology has its challenges, especially with how they get powered. Here’s a great energy-harvesting solution created by orange in collaboration with gotwind. Together, they created energy producing wellie boots that ...

Experiments with wearable solar energy

Posted by on May 31, 2010 in Power | One Comment

Wearable technology designer Meg Grant is experimenting with solar energy. Inspired by a “Kitchen Science” DIY project, she has been exploring how naked diodes can generate and capture energy. She ...

Personal, mobile, kinetic power generation

Posted by on Apr 2, 2010 in Conceptual, Power | One Comment

Designer Mary Huang in collaboration with Jennifer Kay has created this beautiful, yet somewhat impractical wearable technology piece that explores ideas of personal, mobile power generation and kinetics titled Dandelion. I can’t ...

Sticky, Stiff and Itchy generate power

Posted by on Mar 5, 2010 in Conceptual, Power | One Comment

Continuing on the topic of alternative power harnessing, the latest exploration from Joanna Berzowska and the folks at Extra-Soft Labs is a series of power-generating garments titled Captain Electric. Sticky, Stiff ...

Even couch potatoes can generate power

Posted by on Mar 3, 2010 in New technologies, Power | No Comments

One of the many major challenges of mobile systems such as wearables, is the power source. Scientists and engineers are constantly figuring out smaller, more efficient, cheaper and more powerful ...

Generating energy from your wrist

Posted by on Jun 30, 2009 in Power | No Comments

Designers Mathieu Servais, Camille Lefer, Clément Faydi and Mickaël Denié have created the Dyson Energy bracelet that generates power from your wrist. It “uses Seebeck effect to harness energy and power your mobile ...

Knee brace creates electricity

Posted by on Mar 1, 2009 in Power | No Comments

Physiologist Max Donelan is specializing in the biomechanics of walking. One of his current projects is a biomechanical energy harvester. Sensors are incorporated into a knee brace that help control and assist hamstring ...

Spray-on Solar Cells

Posted by on Nov 25, 2008 in New technologies, Power, Sustainable | One Comment

(image source via Solar Power Technofix) PYRON SOLAR INC., in cooperation with Boeing-Spectrolab has invented miniature spray-on solar cells that can be dissolved and printed onto flexible material and there’s a ...

Fibers harvest energy from movement

Posted by on Nov 16, 2008 in Aesthetics, eTextiles, New technologies, Power | 2 Comments

On the never-ending quest to find an alternative source of power that is efficient and portable, researchers at Georgia Institute of Technology are exploring piezoelectric zinc oxide nanowires that harvest energy from the ...

A somewhat decent implementation of solar

One of the biggest challenges for personal computing devices, especially with wearable technology, is power. It’s difficult to obtain and it’s expensive and bulky to store. So, I’m always on ...