Gallery: Generate Electricity With Your Knees


In the future, when you need to charge your cell phone, all you’ll need to do is to go for a walk. Researchers at Simon Fraser University Locomotion Laboratory in Burnaby, Canada, have created an accessory that attaches to your knee to generate power with every step that you take.

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  1. Becky Richards March 15, 2014 at 5:34 pm

    how mush is it and wher is it avalble in the uk

  2. Konstantinos Tolias March 15, 2008 at 4:39 pm

    A new start for eco-gymnastics! Great consept.

  3. bharat bhushan dua February 14, 2008 at 12:52 am

    I am a PG (Industrial/Production) Engineer from Delhi University having over 20 years of experience in various capacities from industry to academics.
    Till the time I came across this article, I had been wondering as to why it is not possible to generate energy out of futile/otherwise essential movements viz. jogging, breaking, body building (wrist exeriser) devices etc. as byproduct.
    Once the above device comes into commercial production, & of course economical(essentially), life would not be the same.
    My best wishes

  4. greg February 13, 2008 at 2:49 pm

    resistance is futile…

  5. Hugo February 12, 2008 at 4:19 am

    Great stuff, unlike the revolving door, this device actually works. Keep on the good stuff! I bet there are more of those inefficient movements inside us.

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