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Self-charging battery developed by Georgia Tech, uses your movement to recharge

0. phoneArena posted on 19 Aug 2012, 07:41

Researchers at GeorgiaTech have come up wth a self-charging battery that uses a person's movement to recharge; while not quite ready to be mass-produced; eventually a smartphone could be recharged by connecting to a wearable battery that recharges from the user's movements...

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posted on 19 Aug 2012, 08:12 5

1. rihel_95 (Posts: 301; Member since: 21 Mar 2012)

WTF! this means future phones are to be carried in boots, not pockets.
I love The Rock "Boots To A**es"

posted on 19 Aug 2012, 08:16 5

2. microsoftnokiawin (Posts: 1236; Member since: 30 Mar 2012)

i would actually pay whatever price for that

posted on 19 Aug 2012, 08:21 5

3. sarb009 (Posts: 316; Member since: 15 Jun 2011)

It means its a lie," These boots are made for walking and that's just they will do " ?

posted on 19 Aug 2012, 16:37

15. denied911 (banned) (Posts: 361; Member since: 31 May 2012)

watch "kinky boots" movie

posted on 19 Aug 2012, 08:31 12

4. itiswhatitis (Posts: 423; Member since: 23 Jan 2012)

Decided not to read after 'polyvinylidene difluoride'

posted on 19 Aug 2012, 08:47 5

5. phljcnth (Posts: 497; Member since: 30 Apr 2012)

I just hope future charging will not require me to put any devices in my shoe.

posted on 19 Aug 2012, 08:51 1

6. OpTiMuS_BlAcK (Posts: 418; Member since: 04 May 2012)

Yay no more Shake to Charge :D

posted on 19 Aug 2012, 09:00 8

7. Savage (unregistered)


On the other hand, it's a cool piece of breakthrough. Nice job! Would love it to come in mainstream use.

posted on 19 Aug 2012, 14:54

14. Synack (Posts: 682; Member since: 05 Jul 2011)

Can't help but think of Apple when the words patent and lawsuit comes to mind.

posted on 19 Aug 2012, 17:15

16. Savage (unregistered)

Naah man, I ain't digging at Apple. I said it because the tech guys invented this so they have a right to patent this. No one else. If any company buys or claims these, we all know what's gonna happen. >.

posted on 19 Aug 2012, 09:09 3

8. darktranquillity (Posts: 284; Member since: 28 Feb 2012)

Battery that recharges with movement, battery that recharges in 2 minutes, solar battery......
But none of these gets implemented:-(

posted on 19 Aug 2012, 09:29

9. wendygarett (unregistered)

Yay :)

posted on 19 Aug 2012, 10:18 1

10. khmer (Posts: 95; Member since: 21 Jun 2012)

Apple will not get this patent.

posted on 19 Aug 2012, 11:49 2

11. maryaaadil (Posts: 146; Member since: 07 Apr 2012)

I think this is a good idea for charging an external battery pack or something like that cause right place for my note is in my pockets.........

posted on 19 Aug 2012, 13:19 4

12. Seannyc (Posts: 59; Member since: 21 Jul 2012)

I think they created this battery to counter obesity rate in the USA. Maybe now people will exercise XD

posted on 19 Aug 2012, 14:21 1

13. Stuntman (Posts: 839; Member since: 01 Aug 2011)

This is the reason Maxwell Smart has a shoe phone.

posted on 19 Aug 2012, 20:10

18. DFranch (Posts: 254; Member since: 20 Apr 2012)

You beat me to it.

posted on 19 Aug 2012, 19:13 1

17. Glim12808 (Posts: 394; Member since: 26 Oct 2011)

If charging is done through piezoelectricity, then it's the application of manual stress that creates the charging and not movement of walking per se. Its not the movement of walking but the pressure applied on the battery when you step on it that creates the charge.

posted on 19 Aug 2012, 20:16

19. Glim12808 (Posts: 394; Member since: 26 Oct 2011)

Come to think of it, I believe we do more sitting than walking. We sit in the office, at school, in cars and school buses, in restaurants and cafeterias, at dinner tables, in front of tv sets at night, or computers, or playing XBox, or doing school work, or watching movies, or just hanging out. Maybe it's more efficient to invent a contraption we can attach to our butts to apply piezoelectricity on the battery when we're sitting! LOL!

posted on 19 Aug 2012, 20:20

20. dmckay12 (Posts: 243; Member since: 25 Feb 2012)

I plan on going there for grad school.

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