Pioneer. Shoes That Generate Electricity When Walking


Chen Feijun and Zhao Bin have designed a shoe, Pioneer, that converts the kinetic energy we generate when walking into electrical energy, which is consumed by a headlight placed at the front of the shoe.

The electrical energy is stored in a battery found in the sole of the shoe, and once charged, it can be used to power the headlamp for twelve hours. The shoe is made of waterproof material to protect the battery and circuit. The small light is located on the rubber part of the sole and consumes very little energy, the maximum range of the light is 1.5 m.

A good invention, but that generated energy could be used for more useful things, I don’t see much use for it in wearing a light in your shoes, except for a few exceptions. Is there anyone who could use that light in their shoes?

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