The 'Personal Energy Orb' Aims to Increase Your Exercise

By: Marina Rotharmel - Published: • References: sketchingwithhardware.wordpress & ohgizmo
Technology can tend to take over one's life, leaving you in a state of neglected health; however, the 'Personal Energy Orb' aims to change that. This nifty product is currently being developed by two students at the University of Munich.

The concept behind the piece is that you'll have to spend a good amount of time riding your bicycle before you have enough power to get your computer started up properly. The orb is attached to the front handlebars on a users bike; it then measures the amount you've rode in the day. If you haven't had enough exercise the orb will glow red, and then the mouse on your computer will move annoyingly slow.

In order to get your computer working properly, you'll have to have gotten enough riding time in to make the orb glow green. Stats for Health-Conscious Computer Chargers Trending: Older & Chilly
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