Could your next smartphone charge its battery from your skin?


A new skin-based electricity generator is in development, and it can harvest friction from your movements to convert mechanical energy into electrical energy. This process could potentially create enough energy to power small devices like your phone

Researchers from the Chengkuo Lee research group in Electrical and Computer Engineering at National University of Singapore presented the stamp-sized patch at the 2015 IEEE MEMS International Conference last week.

At the conference, the researchers demonstrated that the device can generate up to 90 volts of open circuit voltage with the touch of a finger, which is enough energy to power up to twelve LED light bulbs, according to Lee’s graduate student Lokesh Dhakar. READ MORE.