SPECIAL HEADPHONES CAN PRODUCE ENERGY FROM THE MOVEMENTS OF THE JAW

Sep

24

2014

Scientists from the University of Montreal have invented a rather unusual way of generating electricity using the human body. In this case, the device is capable of receiving energy from the motion of the human jaw.

Strap earphone , which is mounted on the head, made ​​of a special polymer material with piezoelectric properties due to which it is able to generate electricity from the movement of the mandible.

Currently the device itself and is unattractive, and produces only 10 microwatts of energy per minute, according to the resource Gizmodo. This, of course, not sufficient for the devices we use every day. However, despite this, the makers have reported that their main purpose was to demonstrate the potential of the piezoelectric material.

Наушник вырабатывающий энергию из челюсти

It is worth noting that the technology of these fibers is not new, but scientists have not yet been fully revealed their potential. The invention Canadian scientists may give impetus to the development of alternative sources that generate energy from the human body.

Also, the creators claim that they are going to raise the capacity of the device to a level that is required for hearing aids. It is possible that in the future the mechanical movement of the human body can produce enough energy to power at least some of our portable devices that we use every day.

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