Using Human Power To Run Micro-Scale Embedded Gadgets

Using Human Power To Run Micro-Scale Embedded Gadgets
technology

The US Department of Defense talks about new developments in their attempts to channel thermal and kinetic energies.

Yofred Moik
  • 19 july 2010

As electronics continue to get smaller, it opens more possibilities for wearing microchips to enhance quality of life. One of the bigger obstacles was finding a viable power source.  The solution, DARPA (the research division of the US Department of Defense) believes, lies with harnessing our body’s inherent electric current to power micro-scale embedded gadgets. Their Energy Starved Electronics program was founded in 2005 with the objective of finding legitimate ways to harness the human body as a power source.

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