Monday, 27 Jul, 2009 Technology

Latest Invention: System that Converts Energy from Tramping Feet into Electricity


British scientists are working on their latest invention - a system able to use the "boot force" in order to power various electronic tools, including torches and radios used by military troops. The system would make the backpacks of soldiers considerably lighter. The devices currently developed by experts from the University of Leeds will generate electricity from the energy of flexing knees and tramping feet.

Their latest invention will eliminate the necessity to carry heavy batteries, thus reducing the weight of soldier's backpacks by up to 10 kilograms (a typical backpack weights about 75kg). The latest invention developed by the British scientists takes advantage of high-tech piezoelectric transducers that produce electrical energy from mechanical stress. Besides the technology is eco-friendly. You can find more inventions here at - check the links at the bottom after the story.

The system, which is part of "battery free soldier" program, represents a two-year project supported by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) and the Defense Science and Technology Laboratory (DSTL). Researchers look forward to create similar technologies based on other alternative sources, such as solar power and body heat.

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57 votes

//8 Dec 02, 2010 05:41 PM | posted by: rehaan khan
thts really gr8...
63 votes

//7 Sep 04, 2010 06:59 PM | posted by: siddarth
tis device is too good but tecnic has not mentioned here
57 votes

//6 Aug 14, 2010 05:03 PM | posted by: aastha
woo its nic to hav dis technic
49 votes

//5 May 22, 2010 08:57 PM | posted by: Shubham Dixit
60 votes

//4 Mar 10, 2010 06:29 PM | posted by: Neeraj
The invention is bst 4 evry prsn...if v cn store it thn i thnk tht it much beter,bcz v cn then use it 4 mny purposes....
54 votes

//3 Sep 17, 2009 04:44 AM | posted by: vinod kumar
concept is very good and we need it inbrieflyyyyy

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from vinod kumar
48 votes

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56 votes

//1 Jul 28, 2009 10:00 AM | posted by: manojfdo [InfoSLAVE]
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