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Recharge your phone with a quick stroll

Soon, small portable devices such as cell phones and MP3 playerss could be charged just by having a quick walk.

Tom Krupenkin and Ashley Taylor, mechanical engineers at the University of Wisconsin in Madison, are currently working on special shoes called “Instep Nanopower,” that could produce up to 10 watts of electricity, CNN reported. That is enough power to charge even a small laptop, it added.

This picture shows design of a pair of shoes that keep electronic gadgets charged on the go.(Tom Krupenkin, Ashley Taylor)
This picture shows design of a pair of shoes that keep electronic gadgets charged on the go.(Tom Krupenkin, Ashley Taylor)


“Humans, generally speaking, are very powerful energy-producing machines,” Krupenkin says.

“While sprinting, a person can produce as much as a kilowatt of power. In your feet, you would have a mobile electronic unit with you that is always ready.”



By Do Yeon Kim



Intern Reporter.





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휴대폰, 이제 걸으면서 충전하세요





휴대폰이나 MP3는 걸으면서 충전할 수 있게 된다.



美 위스콘신 대학의 기계공학자들인 톰 크루펜킨과 에슐리 테일러은 현재 10 와트(watt) 까지 동력을 공급 할 수 있는 신발을 개발 중이다. 10 와트의 전기는 작은 노트북까지 충분히 충전가능하다.



크루펜킨은 “인간의 몸은 아주 강력한 에너지원이 될 수 있다,”고 말했다. “뛰는 동안, 인간은 1 킬로 와트의 힘까지 발생 시킬 수 있으며, 이것은 우리 몸 안에 전기를 언제든지 만들 수 있는 발전기를 갖고 있는 것이나 마찬가지이다.”
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