SHOES THAT CHARGE YOUR PHONE WHILE YOU WALK
Kenyan Anthony Mutua, 24, has developed an ultra-thin chip of crystals for charging mobile phones when fitted to shoe soles. It costs $46 to fit the chip to a shoe, and it generates electricity through the pressure exerted when it is stepped on as the user walks. It charges the phone when the wearer is in motion through a thin extension cable that runs from the shoe to the pocket. The shoe can also charge the phone immediately after a walk as the crystals have the capacity to store electric energy.
This second option is about to go into mass production because it has the ability to charge several phones simultaneously. A patent has been taken out and the National Council of Science and Technology (NCST) gave $6,000 funding to the project and has pledged to fund its mass production to reach out to a larger market.