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JUL 11, 2013 - Extremetech

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Kinetic energy harvesting: Everyday human activity could power the internet of things

Researchers at Columbia University have conducted the first exhaustive study into kinetic energy harvesting -- the harvesting of "free" energy from common human activities, such as walking, writing with a pencil, taking a book off a shelf, or opening a door. Surprisingly, except for those living the most sedentary lifestyles, we all move around enough that a kinetic energy harvester -- such as a modified Fitbit or Nike FuelBand -- could sustain a wireless network link with other devices, such as a laptop or smartphone.

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