Tuesday, 16 Feb, 2010 Technology

Latest Invention: Clothes With Nano-Generators to Produce Power for Portable Devices


The If you like this invention you can vote for it here.latest invention of engineers from the University of California, Berkeley, is energy-scavenging nanofibers that could be used to manufacture clothing and textiles.

With their latest invention engineers will be able to make clothing that could power different portable devices. It is worth mentioning that thanks to nano-sized generators with piezoelectric properties the nanofibers have the ability to transform energy from mechanical stresses, stretches and twists into power. Thus, if used in clothing, the nanofibers could make use of body movements to power gadgets.

"This technology could eventually lead to wearable 'smart clothes' that can power hand-held electronics through ordinary body movements," outlined Liwei Lin, UC Berkeley professor of mechanical engineering and the lead-researcher in the team that created the fiber nanogenerators.

Another advantage of the nanofibers is that they are made using organic polyvinylidene fluoride, which allows them to be flexible and rather inexpensive to make, informs Medical News Today.

Engineers say that in theory it would be possible to generate more power from their latest invention when, for example, a person dances.

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//3 Nov 24, 2010 06:49 AM | posted by: lab yah rhea
very interesting
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//2 Jun 16, 2010 06:02 PM | posted by: Admin
really an iteresting thing and useful too
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//1 Feb 16, 2010 08:30 PM | posted by: Chakali
It is amazing that technology is enhancing many facets of our lives and now nanofibers have the potential to be woven into clothing. One technology that I read was they could use nanofibers to create very mini solar panels that can be used to power mobile phones, iphones and other electrical gadgets. It sounds like science fiction, but it seems to be coming true.

I hope the nanofiber products are cheap aand not to warm to wear during the summer and that they look cool.


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