You know that feeling? The one you get when you look down and see that tiny red bar indicating your battery is perilously low…and you forgot your charger? Well – mobile tech is on the way to save the day!
An exciting smartwatch is in the works, and it’s not just exciting because of its features, but how its hardware could change the mobile tech game. The Matrix’s PowerWatch has the usual features of counting calories and steps, but you don’t need to plug it in to charge it. In fact, you don’t need to charge it at all. The PowerWatch charges itself by transforming your body’s heat into an energy it can run on. So, by simply strapping on the watch and starting your day, you are charging your mobile device.
Using your body to power a device is a game-changing idea. Matrix isn’t alone. A team from the University of Virginia created a microchip that also runs on energy generated from your body’s motion and heat. The chip is designed to power digital health sensors, like asthma monitors. Rather than draining your phone’s battery while working out, you can charge it. Imagine that!
With these exciting new forays into bio-charging batteries, mobile tech will soon be getting one giant boost thanks to well, to YOU!
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