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IN Science & Technology ON 14 Dec, 2015
Do you face charging issues quite often with your phone and other devices? Well, fret not. Thanks to latest innovation, you can charge your phone and other devices simply with your footsteps. Check out the future here!
In a recent trial, a pair of socks fuelled with urine pumped by the wearer's footsteps has successfully powered a wireless transmitter to send a signal to the computer. This breakthrough has led scientists to believe that the socks-urine combination can one day be used to charge smartphones and other devices.
Socks were embedded with miniaturised microbial fuel cells. The 24 individual soft MFCs inside the socks were fuelled with fresh urine, which was circulated around by the human operator walking.
The result of this experiment opens up new possibilities, especially because the pumping, in this case, relied solely on human activity.
The arranged system ran a wireless transmission board successfully and was able to send the message "First Wearable MFC" every two minutes to the computer-controlled receiver. What's left now is only a matter of extending its effectiveness.
The experiment has opened up a host of new possibilities, which hitherto seemed like a fantasy. Just imagine - charging your phone on the go!
It is really astonishing how science can find newer roles for those things that we already have in our lives, but never knew could one day be used for something so big, and so radical!
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