Sunday, February 10, 2008

Power Walking

Posted by Scott

A new device created by J. Maxwell Doneland, uses the motion of the leg to generate electricity. When the leg swings forward and back the generator captures this motion as gears let it switch from forward to backward that allow it to not have a dragging feeling. If one of these devices were used on each leg, it would produce about 5 watts of power which is enough power to run ten cell phones. What makes this more than just another invention is that it will produce electricity any time you walk or move your leg like moving around the house for example. Things like hand cranks are useful but nobody really wants to crank a handle for energy. That is what makes this invention useful.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I think TV's should be powered this way. No activity, no TV.