We’ve all been there. You’re out and about, and your phone dies. Maybe you forgot to charge it the night before and failed to give it the extra juice it needs.
One of our staff at Tech & Innovation Daily ran into this very problem over the weekend. After participating in The Color Run, her phone died, and she was off the grid. If she only had what this young man has invented, she’d have been charging her phone as she ran the race!
You see, Rajesh Adhikari, a young schoolboy in Northern India, discovered a way to transform your running sneakers into a mobile phone charger. This new-and-improved charger uses a spring-and-dynamo system that can be easily placed inside the shoe. From there, the user produces electricity as he walks. It’s that simple. Rajesh Adhikari explains the inner workings of his invention:
“When you raise your feet, the spring gets released and the dynamo starts revolving, which generates current. Every time you press your foot, it generates a charge. You can charge your mobile phone while walking.”
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So not only will it keep a charge in your phone during early-morning jogs, your phone will always have juice… as long as your feet are moving. What’s more, this power isn’t limited to cellphones. Adhikari’s shoe charger can also be used to power a light bulb – something he discovered after a heavy snowfall left his neighborhood without electricity. He hopes that the invention will ease stress for households when faced with future power cuts.
Adhikari isn’t stopping here, though. He plans to upgrade his design so that users can charge their phones wirelessly, as the phone sits in their pocket. Brings a whole new meaning to on-the-go connectivity.