Julian Castro models the PediPower, a kinetic energy-harvesting prototype invented by senior engineering students at Rice University (Photo: Jeff Fitlow)
Tyler Wiest attaches a PediPower to a shoe for a demonstration of its power-generating capabilities (Photo: Jeff Fitlow)
Rice University engineering students Tyler Wiest, Carlos Armada, Julian Castro and David Morilla with their PediPower prototypes (Photo: Jeff Fitlow)
We’ve seen Pavegen’s energy-harvesting tiles turning up in a variety of places to harvest some of the kinetic energy generated while walking or running over them. But a team of students at Rice University has put the shoe on the other foot with PediPower – a prototype device that attaches to a shoe to harvest energy generated when the heel hits the ground.
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