We’ve seen a lot of alternative energy processes and techniques. There are solar panels, wind turbines, hydroelectric power plants. What about kinetic energy? How about turning our footsteps into energy? Yes, it’s possible.
So how does it works?
“The Pavegen technology is a multifunctional custom flooring system. As people step on the tiles, their weight causes electric-magnetic induction generators to vertically displace, which results in a rotatory motion that generates off-grid electricity. Additionally, each tile is equipped with a wireless API that transmits real-time movement data analytics, whilst directly producing power when and where it is needed. Pavegen is also able to connect to a range of mobile devices and building management systems.”
They currently have two products, one is Permanent, the other is an Events tile. The Pavegen Events tile is easily assembled due to its modular design. The Plug and Play capabilities are compatible with a variety of applications, including digital data output, photo pods, and social media integrations.
The Pavegen tile collects wireless information from every footstep as each tile is equipped with a data transmitter.
These data is used to determine and analyze consumer patterns by providing the ability to predict peak timings, prime locations and volume of people within a designated area.
Apart from it’s features, by just walking, you can give back to the the community or to other charitable causes. Each footstep collected is converted into a digital currency which can be used to reward loyalty or to donated to charity.
Below is the video of Pavegen as featured by TechCrunch.
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