Clothes that generate electricity

Clothing embedded with tiny solar cells, the size of a flea can now allow wearers to generate electricity on the move and charge items like mobile phones and smartwatches.

Nottingham Trent University has developed a way to embed miniaturised solar cells into yarn that can then be knitted and woven into textiles. The technology has been tested and proven to charge a mobile phone and a Fitbit. The cells are encapsulated in a tiny resin (only three millimetres in length and 1.5 millimetres in width) which allows the textile fabric to be washed and worn like any other form of clothing.

Now with every walk in this clothes, don’t just burn some calories, but also generate some electric­ity!!

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