Body Heat Can Power Your Portable Electrical Gadgets Of The Near Future


Body heat will power bicycle accessories of the near future

2Bicycle accessories such as lights, computers and GPS devices could soon be powered by the heat generated by a cyclist’s body heat thanks to technology unveiled today by Fujitsu Laboratories.

There is nothing new about solar-powered cycling devices, but the amount of power harvested is limited. Fujitsu Laboratories has been developing ways of using multiple forms of external energy simultaneously – such as light and heat, or light and vibrations – in order to collect a sufficient amount for practical use.

Fujitsu Laboratories has developed a new hybrid harvesting device manufactured from inexpensive organic materials that captures energy from either light or heat.

Body heat-powered batteries

3A spokesperson for the Environmental Transport Association (ETA) said: “A cycling jacket of the near future could have built-in LED lights, MP3 player or satnav powered entirely by a combination of body heat and solar power.”

Fujitsu Laboratories plans to develop the hybrid devices to increase their performance before they go on sale in 2015.




Fabio Evagelista is a Brazilian writer.

Crossed Paths is the first book of the Myra-Hati trilogy, an epic adventure in a post-apocalyptic world, for the lovers of sci-fi / fantasy genre. This is the author’s first work published in America.



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