Nicole Abene

"Power Felt” Uses Your Own Body Heat to Charge Your Cellphone (And It Costs $1!)

by , 02/25/12
filed under: green technology

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As cellphone addicts, we all know the feeling of dread when you leave the house and realize your battery is low.  What if instead of running to the nearest outlet, all you had to do was a quick set of jumping jacks?  Wake Forest University scientists have developed “Power Felt,”a thermoelectric device that converts body heat into an electrical current.  Click ahead to learn more about the awesome (and affordable!) technology.


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  1. Green Joy February 26, 2012 at 3:21 am

    Interesting technology. Energy is produced by temperature differences, so by my understanding, it would be more effective in colder climates since it’s easier to create a large temp difference? So conversely, it wouldn’t be as effective in a different location, say the tropics? Questions aside, that’s definitely exciting tech, I can already think of a few applications in mind. Cheers!

    Juan Miguel Ruiz

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