Pedal-Powered Meeting Table Generates Electricity
WeBike centers three bike-like pedalling stations around a communal table, which converts cycling action into energy.
Belgium-based company We-Watt has created a communal table called WeBike, which features three seats with pedals that converts cycling action into energy, allowing small groups to chat or hold a meeting while exercising and generating electricity.
Gizmag reports that the table is made from aluminum, steel and reclaimed cedar wood, with a high pressure laminate table top. An interactive LED ring display in front of each seat lights up to indicate the amount of power being generated, which can be used for charging mobile devices and gadgets. The system can generate around 230Vac/30Watts of output per seat.
A WeBike has recently been installed at the Cameleon Shopping Mall and the ECKi restaurant in Brussels, Belgium. They can be purchased for â‚¬9,950 (US$13,154) and the company also has rental options.