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Human Powered Gym

Human Powered Gym
Millions of people do their workout every day. Imagine if we can capture the kinetic energy created while pedaling or running and converts it into electricity that can be channeled back into power outlets. The idea makes a lot of sense when you think about all the energy wasted in gym workouts.

A US gym has installed specially-adapted exercise bikes that recycle energy generated by people as they work out. The Green Microgym in Portland, Oregon, aims to be a carbon-neutral exercise facility through the use of solar power and human-generated energy from clients as they pedal and run.

The science behind generating electricity from gym equipment is not new. For decades people have been using dynamos on their bikes to power the front and rear lamps. We have discussed this before in a pedal operated power Generating system, power in a gym setting is based on the same principle. If you think about a gym, almost all of the exercise equipment has a spinning wheel, and if you can spin a wheel you can make electricity, just like a windmill makes electricity.

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