The latest Consumer Electric Show in Las Vegas was marked by the introduction of a new revolutionary battery that can power your wearable gadgets using the heat generated by the human body. This ecological system would hopefully able to recharge watches and other connected accessories.
The Franco-Italian microelectronics company STMicroelectronics has announced plans, in early 2014, to make a battery that when in contact with skin, recovers natural human heat energy to produce electricity. This seems to be a promising solution to power all kinds of wearable and portable devices that we use in the everyday life.
The project is still in its infancy but hopefully it will be developed and marketed in the next three years, to be integrated in future into the gadgets like smartphones, watches, heart rate sensors or controllers video games.
This is a true technological breakthrough that will transform the way we use the high-tech everyday objects. This will make our life easier as we would no longer have to worry about recharging the gadgets time and again. If the heat energy produced by body is available for such use, all problems labeled “low battery” would be a distant memory. Especially, it would be a rather sacred service to the environment, since we would need to consume less and less electricity or avoid buying conventional battery packs to charge our electronic gear. Do you think that this technology will be yet another step towards an ecological future for humanity?