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17
Apr

Smart Shoes Generate Electricity

A part of the shoe is designed to generate electricity from human walking or running, which provides energy to the sensor or other electronic equipment.

The same is integrated in the shoe, a device that will generate energy when the heel hits the ground. Meanwhile, the equipment is left to yield when the legs are rhythmic and move forward as walking or running.

The equipment is mounted on the outside of the shoes, or the heel. (Photo: Kelvis Ylli/IOP Publishing)

― “Both devices rely on a principle of electromagnetic induction,” Klevis Ylli, a researcher with the Institute of Microfabrication and Information technology of Germany, for. Each device contains a coil and the magnet layers stacked. When man is walking or running, the magnet moves and leaves the magnetic field inside the rope variable. The changing magnetic field generates electricity inside the conductor. They can connect and supply electricity to the electronic parts that are mounted right in the shoe.

The original receiver is 70mm long, 19, 5mm wide and about 15mm high. It weighs only 25g, so the shoe loafers will not feel the weight. The remaining device is larger, weighs 150 grams and is developed with another application that provides power to the indoor positioning system (replacing the GPS positioning System). The sensor determines the movement speed of the human leg and from this data, the positioning system can calculate the path that we have gone.

Describe the device that is attached inside the shoe. (Photo: BBC)

According to recent test results, the walking movement of a person who produces enough energy for the operation of the temperature sensor (attached in the shoe) and a wireless generator. This player will transmit data from the sensor to a smartphone.

In the future, scientists hope they can be used to create wearable products or carry on people without ever needing the battery charger.