Knee Brace Generator Offers Portable Power Plant

Publication: National Geographic News   Date: February 7, 2008   View Article

Inspector Gadget, take note: Researchers have created a knee brace that converts the energy from a walker’s stride into electricity.

Results from the device show that if the clumsy cartoon character wore a brace on each leg as he stumbled after his nemesis Dr. Claw, he’d easily generate five watts of electricity.

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