Step It Up

By 12.13.2013 blog

A few shows ago, we told you about a charger you could use to power up a device like a phone by using the energy in the steps you take. Now, a company has sort of done the reverse, by creating floor tiles that capture the kinetic energy created by the steps you take that can be used to turn the lights on.

They’re using the tiles in a British school, which sounds like an ideal testing ground for the technology, which was created by a company called Pavegen. The company says that the tiles, which are made of recycled material, have the potential to not just light the hallway, but they could also be used to charge a phone or small radio.

So what do you think? Is power-walking the next big thing? Vote in the poll and tell us!

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