Ever been in the situation where you are in an emergency and wished your devices could have longer battery life? Soon enough, you won’t ever have to worry about it anymore.
Have you ever imagined that we could possibly “recharge” our electronic devices with our body? The day has came.
Energy exists everywhere, even within us. We have body heat as long as we live, and now we can finally make good use of it.
Wake Forest University are now researching a different form of power; thermoelectrics.
They had created a fabric, that is capable of converting body heat into electric charges.
It uses temperature differences to crate electricity, and the device is known as Power Felt.
A graduate student, Corey Hewitt indicates, “We waste a lot of energy in the form of heat. For example, recapturing a car’s energy waste could help improve fuel mileage and power the radio, air conditioning or navigation system,”, and also stated, “Generally thermoelectrics are an underdeveloped technology for harvesting energy, yet there is so much opportunity.”
As soon as more research are complete for Power Felt, we could use it for a battery boost for cars, or iPod, etc.
This new device is incredibly awesome. Think of the times when you are desperate for electricity, power outrages during storms, and especially when your phone runs out of battery for emergency use.
I can definitely see everyone having one of these devices in the future.