Gallery: Top 7 Wearable Technology Concepts of 2012 (Vote for the Coolest!...


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, according to Wake Forest University scientists, who have developed a thermoelectric device that converts body heat into an electrical current. Dubbed “Power Felt,” the technology uses temperature differences—that of the room versus your body, say—to create a charge. The best part? A cellphone cover could cost as little as a buck.


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