Chinese University experts develop a device that can generate power from the motion of your knee joint as you walk


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  • Wednesday, 30 Oct 2019

A healthy person on average walks about 10,000 steps a day, which is enough to charge a smart band or an Apple Watch, says expert. The device is lightweight and can be attached to a person’s thigh and shank to transform biomechanical energy to electrical energy. — SCMP

Imagine you will no longer have to feel frustrated for leaving your power bank at home, while your smart band or Apple Watch’s battery runs out. You will simply have to walk more to recharge the devices.

Experts from the mechanical and automation engineering department of Chinese University have developed a lightweight “prototype harvester”, which will be able to generate electricity using the motion of the human knee joint when a person walks.

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