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Charge your Phone by Walking. See How It Works!

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Charge your Phone by Walking

Technology gives individual the ability to communicate instantly and respond quickly to business situations. Today’s technology scene seems overheated to some. Software apps are reaching tens of millions of users within weeks. Major technology names like Research in Motion and Nokia are being undone by rapid changes to their markets. Underlying these developments: the unprecedented speed at which mobile computers are spreading.
Meanwhile , Ex-students of Carnegie Mellon University, Pennsylvania, invented insole. The Insoles have a mechanical system inside them, which spins a generator.. The Generator allows power to be stored in a battery pack stored outside shoe.
Insoles provide two-and-a-half hours of phone charge from a one hour walk.. I strongly belief its  gonna be amazing to be able to Charge your Phone by Walking…
“Our EnSoles have an embedded mechanical system inside of them, which is what generates the electricity , Davit Davitian, head of business development for SolePower, explained.‘

‘During the heel strike the kinetic energy of the foot is transferred into the mechanical system, which uses it to spin a micro-generator.’

This generator allows power to be built up in an external battery pack connected by a cable, called a PowerPac, tied onto the laces so it sits on top of a shoe.

Dailymail also reports that, It contains a USB port, allowing a variety of items to charge off it, including smartphones.

Mr Davitian said: ‘The PowerPac is attached to the shoelaces, as you walk you are charging the PowerPac.

‘When you wish to charge your phone, you simply detach the PowerPac from your shoelaces and plug into the available USB port.’

The SolePower company is a spin-out from Carnegie Mellon University, Pennsylvania, which received $60,000 (£38,591) of money from a 2013 Kickstarter campaign.

While the insole is still in the design phase, the company intends on launching it ‘as soon as possible’

 

 

 

 

HOW DO THE ENSOLES WORK?

 

The insoles fit into shoes and the wire is wrapped through the laces.

 

The charging wire from the insole is plugged into the battery pack, which sits outside the shoe – either fastened around the ankle, or clipped onto the top of the footwear.

 

An embedded mechanical system inside the soles generates the electricity.

 

During the heel strike of each step, kinetic energy of the foot is transferred into the mechanical system.

 

This uses the energy to spin a micro-generator.

 

Wearers walk for an hour to generate two-and-a-half hours’ worth of power for a smartphone.

 

When the battery pack is charged, it can be unclipped from the shoe and connected to a smartphone, or other device using a USB cable.

 

The device is set to go on sale soon.

The insole connects to a power pack (pictured) and collects kinetic energy, with a mechanism that converts linear motion - generated while walking - into rotational motion, which is capable of spinning a generator

The insole connects to a power pack (pictured) and collects kinetic energy, with a mechanism that converts linear motion – generated while walking – into rotational motion, which is capable of spinning a generator

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The insole connects to a power pack (pictured) and collects kinetic energy, with a mechanism that converts linear motion – generated while walking – into rotational motion, which is capable of spinning a generator

Sarah Griffiths an editor  for MailOnline said that ,  It is not the first time designers have attempted to harness power produced by walking in order to charge devices.

In 2013, mechanical engineering students from Rice University in Houston, Texas, created a prototype shoe capable of charging a mobile phone.

Their PediPower shoes featured a shoe-mounted generator instead of an insole, which they designed to charge medical equipment in remote areas of the world.

The prototypes delivered an average of 400 milliwatts, which is enough to charge a battery through what looked like a metal heel, attached to the back of the shoe.

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It is not the first time designers have attempted to harness power produced by walking in order to charge devices. A team of engineers from Rice University (pictured) created a shoe with an unusual heel attachment designed to generate electricity needed to charge medical equipment in remote areas

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