How cool is this? Researchers have developed a movie inspired liquid formula which is a wearable technology that converts the mechanical energy due to movement to electricity. The team invented a liquid-metal-inclusion based triboelectric nanogenerator which harvests energy, and this is predicted to be $480 million market by 2028.

This wearable system senses the biomechanical signals from our body and then use this converted energy to power technological devices. This is fascinating since this technology coverts energy which would be otherwise wasted and puts it to powering devices.

The potential applications range from wearable sensors, advanced health care, human machine interface as well as Internet of Things.

Read the full story: Purdue University
Scientific publication: Journal of Materials Chemistry A


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