The footwear was entered in the Google Science Fair by the teenager, who lives in Manila. He should find out on June 22nd if he is a regional finalist and a local winner in the contest.
However, there is some bad news for the kid. A company called SolePower, with a similar product, has already been funded successfully on Kickstarter. The company will start shipping this fall, insoles that will generate electricity when you walk. Like Casmirio's science project, a USB port will allow you to plug in your smartphone. According to the company's founders, an iPhone can be fully recharged after a 2.5 mile walk.
Regardless what happens with Angelo Casimiro, before the year is out, you should be able to walk your way to a fully charged battery. The video slideshow below has each story for you to follow.
source: SolePower, ASCAS, Interaksyon via Gizmodo