Saturday, February 22, 2014

Pavegen: Power at your feet

Industrial design engineer Laurence Kemball-Cook designed special floor tiles which convert kinetic energy from footsteps into electricity which can be stored or reused. He set up Pavegen to manufacture his patented floor tiles which convert the kinetic energy from footsteps into electricity. The first application of a Pavegen tile commercially was in 2009 at Bestival where we powered iPhone docking stations with a Pavegen tile dance floor. Pavegen tiles were also used at the 2013 Paris Marathon and at the West Ham tube stop in 2012 to power lights on the way to the Olympic Stadium. Ohter places whare the technology had been used include foot-powered Christmas trees at shopping centres and permanent Pavegen sites at schools,

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