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Kinetic Design

Eco-friendly appeal of products that create energy through motion

Implications - People are consistently looking for ways to decrease humanity's reliance on fossil fuels and non-renewable energy; thus, more and more green-minded designers are creating products and innovations that require movement to create energy or to function. By taking advantage of the kinetic energy produced by repetitive motion, these designs contribute to a greener society by helping to create renewable energy, while at the same time turning day-to-day products and experiences into more interactive and engaging activities.
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Featured Examples

Soapless Eco Clothes Cleaners
Soapless Eco Clothes Cleaners
The Orbit Washing Machine Lets You Do Laundry Anywhere
Where to begin with the Orbit Washing Machine? Its compact form is packed with innovative features that take the time, tediousness and wasted energy out of laundering. It's like no other clothes cleaner… MORE
Swing-Powered Light Posts
Swing-Powered Light Posts
The Giraffe Street Lamp Generates Kinetic Energy
The Giraffe Street Lamp is an eco-friendly light source that is powered by children as well as the young at heart. Although it looks like a giant chair at first with its back support and four legs, the… MORE
Eco-Friendly Bicycle Desks
Eco-Friendly Bicycle Desks
WeBike Generate Human Electricity While Working
These WeBike bicycle desks, made by Belgium company We-Watt, generate Eco-friendly electricity and give you a stylish sweat-free exercise while you’re working. Cycling while working not only... MORE
Gas Mask Gadget Chargers
Gas Mask Gadget Chargers
The AIRE Mask Uses Kinetic Energy from Breathing to Charge an iPod
Residents of smoggy cities will flip over the AIRE mask. The AIRE mask is a kinetic gadget charger designed to capture the wind energy from the wearers breath. The mask is designed to be worn both indoors… MORE
Revised EV Concepts
Revised EV Concepts
Pedaling the Kinesis Vehicle Will Store Energy in Its Battery
The Kinesis vehicle, designed by Marcus Martinez, is an entirely new spin on traditional electric vehicle concepts. Named after the term "kinetics," the Kinesis vehicle combines a bike, car and motorcycle… MORE
play_circle_filled Hand-Powered Computers
Hand-Powered Computers
OLPC's XO-3 Tablet is Designed for the Third World
One Laptop per Child (OLPC) has developed the XO-3 tablet, a low-cost handheld computer for the third world. The XO-3 tablet is durable and powered by either solar or kinetic energy. Like OLPC's XO-3… MORE
Motion-Harnessing Mobile Chargers
Motion-Harnessing Mobile Chargers
The Viber Burst Transforms Kinetic Energy from Your Activities
There are so many unseized green opportunities to harness energy now that will cause the next generation to call us wasteful. The Viber Burst Kinetic Charger strives to kick-start the practice of economizing… MORE
Musical Mansions
Musical Mansions
The Singing House Uses Kinetic Energy to Hum Your Home
For many, singing takes place in the shower and only in the shower; however, you may not have known that your humble abode has a nice set of pipes on it as well, as showcased in the singing house. The… MORE
Energy-Generating Exercise Equipment
Energy-Generating Exercise Equipment
Healthy Electricity Powers Your Home While You Workout
Healthy Electricity is a new take on the concept of exercise bike-generated electricity. Stationary bikes designed to generate power are nothing new, but they are often big and bulky and not designed to… MORE
Pedal-Powered School Buses
Pedal-Powered School Buses
The De Cafe Racer Bso Makes Children Work for Their Ride
The De Cafe Racer BSO is a pedal-powered school bus designed to transport small children during after school activities. The mini-bus can seat up to 10 children and one adult driver and features an electric… MORE

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