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Kinetic energy innovations that rely on physical exertion to produce power

Implications - Kinetic energy innovations appeal for their environmental advantages and practicality, as well as their ability to save consumers money in the long term. Kinetic technology requires no exterior energy, thus reducing electrical or battery costs, eliminating emissions, and working in remote locations.
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Feb 08 — Sep 08
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Featured Examples

Human-Powered Monorails
Human-Powered Monorails
The Shweeb
Starting off as an adventure park ride, the Shweeb may soon become a popular mode of transportation. Designed by Geoffrey Barnett, this high efficiency, no emission urban transport system combines recumbent… MORE
Charge by Movement, Not Batteries
Charge by Movement, Not Batteries
Atlas Kinetic Phone
You will no longer worry about recharging your phone on a long trip, or be able to make up excuses about your phone being out of juice. The Atlas Kinetic Phone uses the daily movement of a cellular phone… MORE
Kinetic Eco Gadgets
Kinetic Eco Gadgets
The Shake MP3 Player
I love simple and practical gadgets, that's why I use my iPod Shuffle the most. Designer Kenneth Tay one ups Apple with his Shake MP3 player that utilizes kinetic energy to both charge the player and control… MORE
Human Powered Mini Cooper
Human Powered Mini Cooper
Beijing Olympic Mini Rickshaw
I absolutely love this! Mini is capitalizing on the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games with a unique hybrid of half Cooper Clubman, half rickshaw. A fleet of this human-powered sexy beast is currently serving… MORE
Powering Gadgets by Walking
Powering Gadgets by Walking
Kinetic Energy Devise
This Kinetic Energy concept gadget allows you to power your other gadgets such as your iPod or cell phone through your own effort and exertion. The Kinetic Energy is the brainchild of Wilma van Boxtel… MORE
Pedal-Powered Coffee Retailers
Pedal-Powered Coffee Retailers
When innovating, it's wise to build off a product with hot demand, like coffee. Bikecaffe combined the love of freshly brewed joe with convenience and a hot societal trend: being eco-friendly. What resulted… MORE
Bike-Powered iPods
Bike-Powered iPods
Cannondale iPedal?
The folks at Cannondale have been discussing a possible tech-upgrade on their bikes by offering an iPod option. Set in front of the rider like a vehicle dashboard, the iPod would display your speed, distance… MORE
Gyms Powered by Exercising Patrons
Gyms Powered by Exercising Patrons
The Green Microgym
The newest gym to open in Portland, Oregon will be just as green as its lush surroundings. The Green Microgym is one of the only gyms that will take its power from a constant and considerable amount of… MORE
Crank Powered Gadgets
Crank Powered Gadgets
The Eco-Friendly Thanko Cranking MP3
This cranking MP3 player from Thanko Team supports both MP3 and WMA files and has 1GB of internal memory. It also comes with its own flash light which will come in handy if you're far from power sources.… MORE
Kinetic Energy Keyboards
Kinetic Energy Keyboards
The Dynamo Green
The concept behind this Dynamo Green keyboard is that it will help lower your monthly electricity bill. But the catch is that you have to keep typing. When you type, you’re harnessing the power of kinetic… MORE
Bike Powered Ambulance
Bike Powered Ambulance
The Jaambaaro
The Jaambaaro is a pedal-powered ambulance designed by Benoit Angibaud for regions that barely have roads and certainly very little transportation. "It features a canopy for keeping people out of the… MORE
play_circle_filled Pedal-Powered Blimps
Pedal-Powered Blimps
Eco English Channel Crossing
A dedicated French environmentalist and thrill seeker is attempting to cross the English Channel on a pedal-powered blimp. Stephane Rousson, a pilot and extreme sports fanatic, will try to make the journey… MORE