Furniture converts motion into usable energy to power iPad and speakers.
Zurich-based company Micasa Lab has claimed to have created the first-ever power-generating rocking chair dubbed the iRock. The chair is set at a 37-degree rocking angle and comes equipped with an iPhone/iPad dock and speakers embedded along the headrest. As the person sitting begins to rock back and forth, the generator in the iRock converts the motion into usable energy that charges the device and powers the speakers.
Micasa Lab explained that:
The iRock is a product that explores how furniture can interact with technology and actually support the power for this technology. Movement is energy and to collect as much of this energy as possible is one of our future challenges. The laws of physics dictate how movement and friction constantly creates a vast amount of energy that in most cases is lost. iRock is a attempt to collect some of this energy and put it to real use. If you use iRock for 60 minutes you can recharge an iPad 3 to 35%.
Check out more photos of the innovative design below.