human-powered accessories

Naomi Kizhner's Invasive Jewelry Turns Body Movement Into Electricity

OUR BODIES, OURSELVES Kizhner’s jewelry isn’t for wimps. The “Blood Bridge,” for instance, features spikes on each end for insertion into a vein on the lower…

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Knee Pad Uses Heat Generated From Exercise to Sooth Post-Workout Aches

Ming Chuan University has come up with a self-sustaining knee pad for exercise, that converts your hard work into soothing heat post-work out. A winner of the Red Dot Award, the Energy…

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Top 7 Wearable Technology Concepts of 2013 (Vote for the Coolest)

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Scrubba's Pocket-Size Laundry Bag is World's Smallest Washing Machine

Whether you are traveling with dirty clothes or living in an area without access to electricity, laundry can go from being a chore to a monumental task. Perfect for small loads, the…

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Energy-Generating Knee Strap Could Spell the End of Batteries

Photo by Shutterstock Time for the energy industry to pull itself up by the knee straps: A group of scientists in the United Kingdom have developed a novel energy-harvesting device that…

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"Power Felt" Charges Your Cellphone With Body Heat (And It Costs $1!)

No need to stay tethered to an electrical outlet or worry about your cellphone running out of juice; charging your smart device could soon require no more than a quick jog on the spot,…

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Energy-Harvesting Film Could Lead to Clothing That Powers Your Gadgets

No need to lose your shiznit the next time you need a power outlet for a dying cellphone. Scientists at the University of Southampton are working on an energy-harvesting film that could…

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Thermoelectric Galoshes Charge Your Cellphone Using Heat From Your Feet

Here comes a different kind of hot-stepper: A pair of Wellington boots that convert heat from your feet into electricity. The kicker? You can store up enough juice to charge a…

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