Power-generating backpack may replace batteries in war, firefighting applications
By Ashwin Thapar
The Daily Pennsylvanian
Spare batteries may soon be a thing of the past, thanks to a new power-generating backpack designed by Biology professor Lawrence Rome.
The "suspended-load" backpack can dynamically power an electrical device or charge a battery while the wearer walks.
It produces enough power to run most electronic items, such as night-vision goggles, GPS systems and cell phones, Rome said....