Harvesting energy
Photo Credit: Kathy Eastwood, West Point Public Affairs
The energy harvester is designed as a boot attachment to convert negative energy into electrical power using a mechanical device. When walking, negative energy in the ankle is created during a normal human gait from heel strike to midstance. That energy can be harvested and used to power batteries in the field. This will lighten Soldiers’ loads by not having to carry batteries.
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