Human power is possibly the most exciting of all the forms of renewable energy. Though the capacity of human power is admittedly small and probably impractical for resolving energy crisis, still it can provide adequate energy to run your portable gadgets or illuminate your room in a real need. Have a look at some of the most interesting human powered devices/objects that spread positive energy all around.
The “Go” by Indonesian designer Rizki Tarisa is a piece of multifunctional furniture that makes use of advanced technology, so you could lead a sustainable lifestyle while accomplishing your daily tasks in style. Combining the functions of a lounge chair, exercise bike and desktop into a single unit, the multi-tasking furniture also harnesses human power to generate green energy, when you pedal the bike to burn the extra layer of fat from your body, to juice up your gadgets. Read More
Rocking Shell Chair
Designer Petr Novak has transformed the basic human instinct into a natural source of energy. The designer has developed a rocking chair, claimed the ‘Rocking shell Chair,’ with an incorporated LED lamp that harnesses useful energy with the movement of the chair. The rocking chair features a special kinematic mechanism, like a steam engine, to power the LED lamp with a lever that runs a flywheel disk beneath the seat while rocking forward or backward. Read More
Empower rocking chair
Dubbed the Empower, the rocking chair by industrial designer Ryan Klinger captures energy from its swing and makes it available via USB and standard outlets for a variety of portable electronic devices. Moreover, the chair will be made from recyclable materials and can also be flatpacked for easy shipping. Read More
The “Bike Lamp” by Italian-born Gionata Gatto as depicted by its name is a bicycle-powered LED lamp that runs on kinetic energy produced by human movement. Developed for Atuppertu, the bike lamp requires just four minutes of pedaling on a stationary bicycle to power the light continuously for 30 minutes. Read More
The serene back-and-forth movement of a rocking chair is nothing if not relaxing. It can also be useful and productive, according to Rochus Jacob. The designer’s Murakami Chair, a winner in designboom’s Green Life competition, uses the kinetic energy produced by rocking to power an attached OLED lamp. Read More