April 27, 2008
A dress that generates power when she moves
Designer Amanda Parkes' dress generates power when she moves. Shown at 2nd Skin: Imaginative Designs in Digital & Analog Clothing," a runway fashion show held at the Exploratorium in San Francisco's last Friday night.
Amanda Parkes' Piezing generates power using the natural gestures of the human body in motion. Around the joints of the elbows and hips of the garment is piezoelectric material that generates electricity in response to applied mechanical stress. The electricity is then stored as voltage in a centralized small battery and later can be discharged for use.
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