🦴 Did you know that bone is piezoelectric? Piezoelectric materials generate electrical energy in response to applied mechanical stress. Other materials include fibrous proteins, crystals such as quartz and ceramics.
⚡ Imagine charging your mobile phone while walking down the street charging your laptop while typing and powering your home by walking on a piezoelectric floor. Subway stations, stadiums and areas with high foot traffic could harness footfall energy to decrease our reliance on fossil fuels.
💪 Moreover, the longevity of medical electronic implants is a major challenge. Piezoelectrics could harness mechanical energy from muscle contractions, blood flow, lung and cardiac movement to power biomedical devices such as pacemakers.