Technology Spotlight: Clothes That Harvest the Body’s Energy

Our modern lifestyle, which includes an ever-increasing number of implements and gadgets, has given rise to a constant demand for more power.

A promising solution is coming from a University of Texas research team that has developed a new kind of fiber which generates an electrical impulse when stretched. These fibers can be woven into clothing that has the ability to both generate and then capture energy from normal body movement.   

This new technology holds potential for many existing as well as many yet undeveloped applications, including as a source of power to charge up small devices when we are on the go. 

This new energy-harvesting breakthrough is the feature of this week’s Technology Spotlight. 

Excerpt from Science World with DrB


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