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....

Full Story: http://www.dailypennsylvanian.com/vnews/display.v/ART/2005/09/13/4326720702085

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