Indian student Rajesh Adhikari invented a mobile shoe charger, a simple, yet effective technology that generates enough electricity to charge one’s mobile phone while its users are on the move. All what he has to do, is to place a simple gadget in their shoe while they walk. The young founder explains his next vision:
Let’s say we have five crystals which are capable of charging a phone. With a small miniaturized model, we can scale it into a larger version. When we raise our feet, the spring gets released and the dynamo starts revolving, which generates current. We can charge our mobile phones while we are walking. If 500 people are using these kind of devices, we’re generating much more power. All we have to do is make sure that they are all in the same place. The energy can even be stored and will be more than enough to support the amount of electricity the surrounding lights need.
The crystals are naturally available and can easily be molted as per need and demand of the supply. Re-engineering of the instored light circuit is not required. This type of power is 100% eco-friendly and does not contribute to global warming. When we compare this source of power to renewable sources, we can’t overlook the numerous benefits. All of the other sources are influenced by nature. We either need enough wind, sun or other influences of mother nature. However, the pressure that the crystal is pressed with depends only on the amount of weight and speed it is confronted with. This is pure physiques. To sum up the energy in a easy way, the young entrepreneur used pressure on a crystal to generate energy, which he then uses to charge his phone.
Adhikari states that the idea of making such as waterproof charger struck him when it snowed heavily at his home town, leading to a power blackout. The lack of power leads to a lack of communication, which is why he built a device which enables them charge their device so that they can communicate even though they’ve got no energy.