Home / Knowledge / News / Generator implanted in shoe sole to generate power
Generator implanted in shoe sole to generate power
28
Apr '10
Assistant professor of electrical engineering at the Louisiana Tech University (La Tech), Dr Ville Kaajakari, has invented a technology that is able to produce power from a small generator, which can be implanted in a shoe sole.

He said that, MEMS are small intelligent devices that merge computer chips with micro-components such as gears, sensors, mirrors, flow-channels, and actuators.

This new initiative was invented by Dr Kaajakari at La Tech for the purpose of Micromanufacturing (IfM). Now, IfM is based on new voltage regulation circuits that can efficiently alter a piezoelectric transducer into voltage that can be utilised for charging batteries or for directly producing electricity that can be further used by electronic gadgets.

According to Dr Kaajakari, this technology is beneficiary for people such as hikers who would want to use their emergency location devices while hiking; or on a more general note, it can also be utilised to power portable electronic gadgets without making the use of batteries.

Energy harvesting is the smartest way to power MEMS sensors and other devices such as a GPS system. Unlike the regular ceramic based transducers, the piezoelectric transducer is soft and strong, thereby, easier to take the place of a regular heel shock absorber without disturbing the user.

Dr Kaajakari concluded by saying that, “I am planning to increase the power levels to a point wherein this type of generators could also recharge portable electronic gadgets such as mobile phones.”

Fibre2Fashion News Desk - India

Must ReadView All

Apparel/Garments | On 23rd Mar 2017

UK's National Living Wage to be £7.50 from April 2017

The National Living Wage in the UK for workers aged 25 and above is...

Textiles | On 23rd Mar 2017

Trutzschler launches Toyota-Truetzschler comber machine

Trutzschler, one of the world's leading textile machinery...

Jeff Bezos (L) and Amancio Ortega. Courtesy: Forbes

Apparel/Garments | On 23rd Mar 2017

Amazon founder Jeff Bezos is world's 3rd richest man

The biggest gainer and the third richest man on the Forbes' 31st...

Interviews View All

Smarth Bansal
Colorjet India Limited

We would like to venture more companies into the Indian market

Shiladitya K Joshi
Truetzschler India Private Limited

India ITME provides a platform to interact with our stakeholders

Arvind Saraf
Triveni Sarees

e-Commerce is still evolving fast with constant flux and surprises

Paolo Ocleppo
Sandvik Hyperion

Paolo Ocleppo, Rotary Cutting Segment manager, Sandvik Hyperion discusses...

Silke Brand-Kirsch
Schlegel und Partner

Silke Brand-Kirsch, executive partner of Schlegel und Partner, a leading...

Urs Stalder
Sanitized AG

Urs Stalder, CEO, Sanitized AG, talks about the increasing use of hygiene...

Prathyusha Garimella
Prathyusha Garimella

Hyderabad-based designer <b>Prathyusha Garimella</b> is known for blending ...

Sanjukta Dutta
Sanjukta's Studio

<b>Sanjukta Dutta</b> creates unique garments by clubbing prints of...

Jay Ramrakhiani
Occasions Elegance Wear

It is believed that by early 19th century, Varanasi weavers had moved away ...

Press Release

Press Release

Letter to Editor

Letter to Editor

RSS Feed

RSS Feed

Submit your press release on


editorial@fibre2fashion.com

Letter To Editor






(Max. 8000 char.)

Search Companies





SEARCH

news category


Related Categories:
March 2017

March 2017

Subscribe today and get the latest update on Textiles, Fashion, Apparel and so on.

SUBSCRIBE


Browse Our Archives

GO


eNEWS
Insights
Subscribe today and get the latest News update in your mail box.
Advanced Search