Scientists Developing Next PHONE CHARGER via Person’s FINGERTIPS

Scientists Developing Next PHONE CHARGER via Person’s FINGERTIPS

Scientists Developing Next PHONE CHARGER via Person’s FINGERTIPS
Photo: Daily Mail UK

Scientists are currently experimenting with a phone charger as a wearable device, wherein the electricity is produced through the person’s fingertips.

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The current prototype only produces a small amount of electricity; nevertheless, scientists from University of California, San Diego are hopeful that it will be the next phone charger. 

Experts found that wearing the device on the fingertips for 10 hours can generate power. It can keep a watch operational for 24 hours. Further, this energy is just from one fingertip – which can produce about 400 millijoules.

The scientists explained that this experiment uses a passive method to get energy from an individual. Currently, power-producing devices require users to undergo intense exercise or depende on external sources such as sunlight to sustain power.

However, this new device allows it to produce power even if the person is sleeping or just sitting. Experts said the fingertips produce the most sweat in the body, enabling conductors to collect electricity from the body.

Energy will either come from sweat or by tapping the finger lightly. This means a person can produce electricity just by typing, texting, or even playing a piano. 

Study co-author Lu Yin said this study opens opportunities for creating products that are more practical and accessible for the everyday person.

Scientists Developing Next PHONE CHARGER via Person’s FINGERTIPS
Photo: Daily Mail UK