Power Generation using Foot Steps

Scientists at the University of Hull are researching ways of turning human motion into electricity.
They are working on a prototype staircase that converts the movement of people walking up and down it into a power source.This project is similar to Human Powered Harvesting as discussed before on this blog.

It is hoped systems could be installed in railway stations or other public places with a large flow of people passing through.
If these generators were to be installed at the Victoria Underground Station in central London, the power generated by the 34,000 people moving around would be able to power approximately 6,500 lightbulbs.


How we can do that ?

There are mainly two ways to achieve that :

1. Using Piezoelectric Materials :
The word piezoelectricity means electricity resulting from pressure.A property certain materials have to generate an electric current when they are squeezed or pressed. For example, lead zirconate titanate crystals will generate measurable piezoelectricity when their static structure is deformed by about 0.1% of the original dimension. Conversely, those same crystals will change about 0.1% of their static dimension when an external electric field is applied to the material.

2.Using Gears:

The gears inside the staircase that are used to rotate the generator. The staircase has to be specially designed that can achieve a small displacement when being stepped on. The gears ratio and flywheel are optimized to get the maximum possible power out by driving the micro-generator. Alternatively, we can use a spring action with magnets and coils triggered by the staircase action to generate electricity./div>

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Electricity from Footsteps




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25 comments :

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mohali said...

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mohali said...

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Anonymous said...

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fabler said...

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g naik said...

i m an final year student in INSTRUMENTATION & liked ur idea.
it would be very helpgull if u send me could send me the project details.
pls.
& thanks in advance

Anonymous said...

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Unknown said...

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Stephen Duedu said...

Hi, my name is Stephen and i am a final year mechanical engineering student. could you please send me more details on this project as i am very interested in producing it as my final year project. thanks very much. email address is steveduedu@gmail.com

Aaqil Ahmed said...

hi, i am doing final mechanical engg. i need to do this innovative project.Could u pls send me more details about this project.
Thank you
-Aaqil

jagadish jk said...

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Anonymous said...

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thank you
dominic emerson

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VIRENDER said...

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sundeep said...

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Avinash Bali said...

I liked this project so much and i wanted to do study and make it for my final year project for the next year so i will be so happy if you are sharing some your knowledge with me about gear method... please mail me soon on avinashfnf7@gmail.com...
Thank you!!!..

Avinash Bali said...

hello sir this is the excellent try to generate non conventional energy and i would be so glade if you are sharing some of your knowledge about this project done by gears...
i would like to study your project so please mail me information about this project on my mail id avinashbali7@gmail.com
thank you!

nauman said...

hello sir , i am an engineering final year student from electrical branch,i am working on this similar project and i would love to use some of your knowledged ideas ..
please suggest me something for further proceedings..
i will be eagerly waiting for your reply..
please do reply to me..
your sincere student(NAUMAN) i.e., my name..
my regards..
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Mohammad Abdul Nauman said...

hello sir , i am an engineering final year student from electrical branch,i am working on this similar project and i would love to use some of your knowledged ideas ..
please suggest me something for further proceedings..
i will be eagerly waiting for your reply..
please do reply to me..
your sincere student(NAUMAN) i.e., my name..
my regards..
my email ID : mohammadabdulnauman@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

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thanks in advnace

Anonymous said...

hello sir
hi, can i get more information about this project? please kindly send email to 21030501@students.liu.edu.lb
Thank u

Siddhant Jaybhaye said...

i am third year student from VJTI matunga can you please send me information about this project my email is jaybhayesiddhant@gmail.com