Liteon Slide Energy Generator is a Kinetic Dynamo

By: Katie Cordrey - Published: Jan 3, 2011   Updated: Mar 21 2011 • References: keetsa & yankodesign
ShuoYang, Bolong Huang, and Qiao Yang are the three designers behind this award-winning Liteon 'Slide' energy generator that powers up after being pushed along a stairway hand railing.

The green cuff-like device is placed over a stair railing and pushed along while walking. Once powered, arrowhead-shaped areas on the Slide energy generator light up to provide illumination during a power outage or other emergency situation.

Implications - Natural disasters are inevitable and there is a large market surrounding the concept of disaster prevention and relief. While a light-up hand railing may seem simplistic in design and concept (it is), for those trapped in home blanketed in darkness after a violent storm or following tsunami, this device could really provide some comfort for those who need it. Stats for Handy Lighting Systems Trending: Older & Mild
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