24 Aug '11, 1pm

We’re one step (ha!) closer to powering our electronic devices by walking, reports @cleantechnica

We’re one step (ha!) closer to powering our electronic devices by walking, reports @cleantechnica

Kinetic energy harvesters that could power electronic devices simply by walking have been in the hopper for a while now, and it finally seems to be on the verge of breaking into the commercial market. That means, in the near future, anybody with a cell phone, iPAD or any other electronic device will never have to worry about batteries again. At least, not as long as they keep moving. A research team at the University of Wisconsin-Madison has come up with an energy-harvesting device that captures the clean, renewable energy generated by practically anyone merely walking down the street – a democratic approach to power if there ever was one.

Full article: http://cleantechnica.com/2011/08/24/one-step-closer-to-cl...

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