Vibration Energy Cells Could Replace Toxic Batteries

Vibration Energy Cells Could Replace Toxic Batteries

An alternative power source harnesses kinetic energy.

Naresh Kumar
  • 22 july 2010

Researchers are increasingly looking to build systems that harness energy from vibrations, as PSFK had reported earlier this year. Now, a Japanese electronics firm, Brother Industries, has developed Vibration Energy Cells that generate power after a vigorous shake. These cells are embedded with a coil, magnet and condenser to charge electricity and can be used to power any common battery powered device.

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