Urine-powered socks: wearable energy that could fuel mobile devices

Scientists make breakthrough with a unique type of alternative energy system. Researchers in the United Kingdom have successfully sent a signal to a PC via a unique pair of socks embedded with miniaturized microbial fuel cells (MFCs) that are fuelled with urine pumped by the wearer’s footsteps. According to a press release from the University of the West of England, the scientists’ success marked the first self-sufficient system fueled by a wearable energy generator based on MFC technology. MFC technology can use any form of organic waste and convert it…

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Energy saving technology available in a wearable bracelet

Wristify helps to cool or warm the temperature of the wearer. Embr Labs was recently announced as one of Intel’s “Make it Wearable” challenge finalists, for its product called Wristify, a heating and cooling wearable device worn on the wrist that utilizes energy saving technology to help measure and control a person’s body temperature. The concept behind the wearable technology is pretty basic. Essentially, the device features technology that gives off cool or warm impulses to slightly lower or raise a person’s body temperature. The creators of the bracelet claim…

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