26 Jun '12, 9pm

Energy-Generating Knee Strap Could Spell the End of Batteries

Energy-Generating Knee Strap Could Spell the End of Batteries

Time for the energy industry to pull itself up by the knee straps: A group of scientists in the United Kingdom have developed a novel energy-harvesting device that attaches to the joint between the thigh and shin. Composed of piezoelectric materials , which generate power when they’re subjected to mechanical strain, the technology could spell self-powered heart monitors for athletes, lighter loads for soldiers, and gadgets that won’t run out of juice before you do.

Full article: http://www.ecouterre.com/energy-generating-knee-strap-cou...

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