*Within the video I mention each step can produce 100W. What I mean to say is that each step can produce a potential! (My bad, physics knowledge slipped for a bit, fixing the video currently!)
This is my video submission for the 2015 IXDA Student Design Challenge.
We are consuming too much electricity and not regenerating enough. Last year, Canada’s average domestic consumption of electricity was nearly 560 trillion watts of power expended within a single hour. Imagine a wearable insole that can transform our kinetic energy into electricity and redistribute that power back into our cities through public transfer stations. By using piezoelectric nano-generators and capacitors, Step can build up over 100W with every step we take. By redefining how commuters power our cities, we can begin to re-imagine how urban planners will develop for the future, and how city council can create opportunities to repurpose our energy. Together we can power our homes, neighbourhoods and entire city blocks.
This video was remixed together through a series of Vimeo and Youtube videos.
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Music by Balmorhea and Helios.