Technical progress does not stand still.
Today, what seemed like an unattainable dream yesterday, today becomes an everyday affair.
Most recently, engineers at Boston UniversityProtected the patent for the technology for the use of special flexible photovoltaic fibers capable of producing electricity independently. Innovation will be able to receive electrical impulses from the nap of an ordinary carpet while providing them with a physical impact of a certain power.
So, for example, a specially optimized carpet with 20 cm by 20 cm canvas size when walking on it will give 1 watt of energy. For comparison: one iPhone to fully charge the battery needs 5.5 Wh.
As you know, the nap of an unusual carpetAre hybrids of two materials: a photovoltaic receiving energy from the sun, and a piezoelectric that produces electricity when walking. According to the head of the study, this innovative fiber was specially created to replace alternative sources of electricity such as wind, water and sunlight.
Naturally, it will take a long time for the invention to come into our life, but now it is possible to predict that with the advent of such carpets, the old chargers will go into oblivion.