Posted: September 1, 2011 by Wildcat in Uncategorized

Power generating shoes for about 2014 Technology Review – University of Wisconsin-Madison researchers have come up with a microfluidics technique that scavenges considerably more energy from human footfalls and converts it into electric power. Previous attempts to make energy-harvesting shoes have yielded less than a watt of power, but the new approach could lead to a shoe-mounted generator that produces up to 10 watts, says Tom Krupenkin, a mechanical engineering professor who led the work. (via Power generating shoes for about 2014)

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