Laurence Kemball-Cook (Director at Pavegen Systems ltd. in London) designed a product that can absorb the kinetic energy produced by footsteps and convert it to electricity! Every time one of theses rubber stones is stepped on, it bends a little. This produces kinetic energy, which is then stored in lithium polymer batteries or distributed to nearby lights, displays, etc. This device is currently being tested in the UK.
Posted on April 4, 2010 at 11:55pm