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Energy-harvesting technology can charge your phone while you walk

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Energy-harvesting technology can charge your phone while you walk

Researchers at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, US, have developed a shoe able to power mobile electronic device. The technology can capture and store the mechanical energy produced by human motion, turning it into electric power.

 [Image Source: UW–Madison College of Engineering]

The energy generated is enough to power a variety of mobile devices, including smartphones, tablets, laptops and flashlights. According to the engineers who developed the technology, the project can serve as a power source in remote locations. The invention was created by Tom Krupenkin, professor of mechanical engineering, and J. Ashley Taylor, senior scientist in UW–Madison’s Mechanical Engineering Department.

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