Wearable power – Dancepants

Dancepants-wearable-powerWearable, limitless power for ‘on the go’ personal deceives is the dream of many.

Batteries usually run out at just the wrong moment, in the middle of a phone call, while tweeting or when the motivational music is most needed.

A lot of research and experimentation is done to realized this dream but sometimes the simplest ideas can make a big difference like the Dancepants Kinetic Music Player created by Lithuanian designers Inesa Malafej and Arunas Sukarevicius.

A brilliant simple and feasible concept of using kinetic energy to generate unlimited power for an MP3 player.

The kinetic module is attached at the pants leg with a connection running along the leg up to a pocket where the MP3 player is connected.

The kinetic module can be very similar what to what is used in kinetic watches. They have a weight running around and around a center point which winds up a spring to drive the gearbox of a watch. A bit of modification and the kinetic energy is concerted into electrical power.

The power requirements for MP3 player like the iPod Shuffle without a screen is very low, making it suitable for a kinetic power supply like the proposed concept to operate.

Dancepants-kinetic-MP3-player

As long as one is on the move like running or riding a bicycle, the energy flows and best of all, it is renewable and free.

[source: DesignBoom]

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  3. I love it.
    Where can I get more detail on its design or technical detail on its kinetic energy harvesting and power management?

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