Piezoelectric energy may just be the future salvation we’ve all been waiting for. Let’s face it. Fossil fuels are becoming a, well, nuisance. Plus, have you seen gas prices lately? Yowza!
Piezoelectric devices basically use a thin film coating to extract energy from motion, sound and other natural sources. Notice the shoe concept design above. On paper, these shoes are a wonder. Every step you take, you generate a finite amount of energy. If you walk a lot, you have a lot of energy. All derived from the humble foot. Not bad, right?
Of course, the technology is in its infancy, but there are already some interesting uses out there. As the energy crisis deepens, look for even more varied uses of the tech. Here’s to endless energy.