Convert your clothes into battery to charge your phone
Scientists at Nanyang Technological University in Singapore have found a way to turn your body into a battery through clothing.
As we run, walk, or even breathe, your body is moving.
A new system fine-tuned enough to collect and store that output can transpose it into energy for the electronics we carry with us everyday.
As a POC, a piece of fabric measuring 3 by 4 centimeters generated enough energy to power 100 light-emitting diodes for up to five months.
After washing, folding, or crumpling the fabric, it continued to perform at the same level for up to five months.
This durability is thanks to a polymer that converts mechanical stress into electricity when pressed, stretched or squeezed.
One of the components of the material is a polymer that converts mechanical stress into electricity when it’s pressed, stretched, or squeezed from the friction when it comes into contact with another surface, like skin
It performs well for so long because its rubber-like behavior makes it strong, flexible, and waterproof.