Human-Powered Smartwatches are coming very soon. As people are becoming more aware of adopting eco-friendly practices, a number of researches are finding out sustainable ways to channel energy.
As per the reports, Researchers in the CUHK (Chinese University of Hong Kong) recently announced that they are studying a new method to produce energy from human movements. The results from this particular study could be revolutionary and could bring a shift in the technology used to power wearables’.
Moreover, the study is being carried out using a swinging metal pole designed to impersonate the human arms movements. The device that harnesses the energy uses a highly compact generator made using less than 10 components, including a motion capture unit and a power generation unit. The basic aim of the study is to use human body movements to power smartwatches and wristbands.
The researchers said that this study was moved by a boom in wearable devices across the globe and the fact that the industry is expected to rise even further. Last year, the wearable industry had become a $20.65 billion market, which is probable to reach $96.31 billion by 2027. Furthermore, the wearable category has become increasingly health-centric, with OEMs offering features that help users map their blood oxygen levels, heart rate, sleep patterns, and more.
So far, the research has not reached its innovation moment, but the researchers are hopeful that the time is not very far.
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