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Solar powered wearables

February 26, 2015


Wearables that people could comfortably use all day round are limited by battery life. With a solar-powered material however, the heavy bulky packs could be a thing of the past.

The new material, made of flexible organic components promises to power electric devices in our clothes. It can even be printed onto the thin plastic backing with an inkjet printer. The first item made from this super plastic generating electricity will be a simple armband. The Japanese inventors designed it as an ugly wearable that measures body temperature and goes off in case of fever.

There is still a long way until battery packs are obsolete, but printable plastic generating electricity gives us an insight into the future of wearables.


From → Hic Salta

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