- on Education & Information
- Published in issue 4/2007 on page 0
The Human Body as an Energy Source
New technologies for generating energy
‘Save energy!’ is a much-heard slogan these days, with rising oil prices and the greenhouse effect always in the news. Research has taken place in the Holst Centre for some time on the development of ‘energy scavengers’, energy converters that use body heat. These can only generate small amounts of power, but there are no waste products.