Ming Chuan University has come up with a self-sustaining knee pad for exercise, that converts your hard work into soothing heat post-work out. A winner of the Red Dot Award, the Energy Storage Heating Knee Pad stores kinetic energy creating during your work out using an electro-thermal yarn. The healing knee pad can be switched into two modes- energy storage and heat release, letting you earn your own relief every time you’re active.
What if your knee brace could comfort you during your workout, but also after? That’s the concept behind the Energy Storage Heating Knee Pad. A blue light illuminates to indicate the pad is in storage mode. Each movement your leg makes creates more energy to be stored in the device, powered by a rechargeable lithium battery that is replenished with your leg movements. After the knee pad is charged up, it can be switched into the heat release mode. A red light lets you know it is ready to comfort and heal achy muscles, becoming a hot compress that heats up to 120 degrees Fahrenheit.
The durable kneepad looks like any other sports brace, held together with velcro, but is made up of electro-thermal yarn. The yarn safely conducts heat, warming the skin and muscles without burning them inside a casing of Far Infrared Therapeutic fabric that helps heat penetrate the skin to promote circulation. The knee cap is surrounded with a silicone coated cover to help reduce injuries like a regular brace. The Energy Storage Heating Knee Pad helps to reduce injury while in use, and soothe after a hard work out.