Band-Aid-Like MP3 Player Runs on Your Body Heat

by , 12/13/10   filed under: Featured, Wearable Technology

MP3 players, wearable technology, eco-fashion, sustainable fashion, green fashion, sustainable style, ethical fashion, Chih-Wei Wang, Shou-Hsi Fu

Imagine slapping your MP3 player on your arm like a Band-Aid and taking off without a thought about battery life. The Skinny Player is a concept music box that not only behaves like an adhesive strip but also relies on your body heat to give it juice. Simply press the play button and the built-in speakers pump out the jams: no tangled wires, headphones falling out of your ears, or sweaty prints on your iPod.

MP3 players, wearable technology, eco-fashion, sustainable fashion, green fashion, sustainable style, ethical fashion, Chih-Wei Wang, Shou-Hsi Fu

GETTING THE SKINNY

Conceived by Chih-Wei Wang and Shou-Hsi Fu, the Skinny Player sounds amazing, at least in theory. Each hands-free player, for instance, stores an album’s worth of music. A simple power button turns the music on and off, while embedded speakers broadcast music on the go. You don’t need batteries, either: The Band-Aid-shaped device sticks directly to the skin, tapping into the wearer’s body heat to keep itself charged.

The Band-Aid-shaped device taps into the wearer’s body heat to keep itself charged.

Because the Skinny Player is only a concept, the designers offer few details on the feasibility of their plans, although we’d bet that the Seebeck effect—the conversion of temperature differentials into electric voltage—has more than a bit part to play.

Our only grouse? With only an on/off button on the player, you won’t be able to skip to the next song.

MP3 players, wearable technology, eco-fashion, sustainable fashion, green fashion, sustainable style, ethical fashion, Chih-Wei Wang, Shou-Hsi Fu

+ Skinny Player

Related Posts

Leave a Comment

Please keep your comments relevant to this blog entry. Email addresses are never displayed, but they are required to confirm your comments.

Please note that gratuitous links to your site are viewed as spam and may result in removed comments.

Add your comments

NEW USER


Do you live in Canada? Register here

I agree to receive emails from the site. I can withdraw my consent at any time by unsubscribing.

You must agree to receive emails from this site to subscribe.

CURRENT USERS LOGIN

Lost your password?