We’ve seen piezoelectric flooring before, but now POWERleap hopes to bring the product to commercial availability.  In case you forgot, the concept is simple: when a person walks on the pad the energy from their foot step is captured, stored and ultimately recycled for later use.  In reality, massive foot traffic and a large number of pads are needed for the system to be useful, but with places like NYC and many other metropolitan areas funneling people through gateways its not far from possible.

[via Inhabitat]


Christen Costa

Grew up back East, got sick of the cold and headed West. Since I was small I have been pushing buttons - both electronic and human. With an insatiable need for tech I thought "why not start a blog focusing on technology, and use my dislikes and likes to post on gadgets."