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Exercise is something that most people tend to do, or at everyone should do, so as to live a healthy life, as along with eating right, and drinking water, exercise is important to staying in shape, and feeling good. So it is a natural thing to then use the exercise we do to create power, thereby letting our exercise have a double benefit to both ourselves and to the energy we need to power a fan, something that I use everyday, especially in the two places I call home, that is Grahamstown, South Africa and Dubai, UAE. A fan is something everybody enjoys in the extreme heat of South Africa, especially after a good 3-4 km run. So by attaching the new “Exercise For Power” device to one’s arm, or anywhere on ones body, before performing any exercise, one can then store up enough power to use a fan after performing that exercise. It works through kinetic energy stored up through the exercise, and the friction that the body causes. There are certain ratios for however long one exercises to how long the fan goes for. This device may seem trivial, but in a very hot climate is very desired. And the great part is, is that if one does not wish to use the power stored up in the fan, it can also work in L.E.D. lights!(only)

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Comment by Rebecca W. High on March 30, 2010 at 1:13pm
this sounds interesting. i currently live in south korea, where people are crazy about exercise. although it's a very modern city, efficient capture and re-use of energy would definitely promote a greener lifestyle. i think there could more more functional uses for such energy than powering fans, even, or it perhaps could be used WHILE running. water heater for post-run shower? re-charge mp3 player (even charging as you run?) cooling down your water bottle?
Comment by Massive Attack on March 30, 2010 at 10:13pm
I like the idea here
Comment by Daniel LaLiberte on April 2, 2010 at 3:37pm
All the exercise machines that people use should be attached to generators. Running on treadmills would allow us to capture more of that biofuel than running outside on trails, though the scenery is not as nice or varied, depending on where you live.
Comment by Patricio Buenrostro-Gilhuys on April 4, 2010 at 9:31am
Energy from exercise is renewable and healthy!!! I like this http://www.soccket.com/
Comment by Michele Baron on April 5, 2010 at 2:03am
good post

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