A chip that can turn body heat into electric energy

 Body-powered devices eliminate the toxic waste generated by the heavy metals used in the billions of batteries we currently use each year.

A startup in Corvallis, Oregon, has developed a small chip that can turn body heat into electric energy. The chip absorbs heat directly from the skin and then channels energy through a thermoelectric generator that converts it into electric power. In the  future, the chip will enable us to power and recharge our handheld and wearable electronic devices with our own bodies.

 

 

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Skinny Player – MP3 Player Shaped Like a Band-Aid and Powered by Body Heat

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Skinny Player

This MP3 player is extremely rudimentary — it only has one button: a Play/Stop button. Yeah, this thing is more basic than an iPod shuffle. The Skinny Player, as it’s called isn’t powered by a battery though. It runs off of your body heat. (Pics)

 

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