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Nancy Golden
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Re: Great idea
Nancy Golden   7/23/2013 11:20:34 PM
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I had to laugh when I first read your post Nadine because I went bike riding this evening and  kept at a pretty good pace, so my first thought was that my rapid heart beat could have provided the mechanical energy for a heart monitor but then I realized you meant the vibration caused by the impact/motion  of the runner's feet going up and down with impact.

NadineJ
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NadineJ   7/23/2013 10:51:40 PM
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I agree.  This is really cool.  What else can this be applied to?  Heart monitors for runners?

Nancy Golden
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Nancy Golden   7/23/2013 6:49:44 PM
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I like this! Simple and economical using already known technology that does not require an additional power source...and adds to vehicle safety. Can't get much better than this!

Charles Murray
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Great idea
Charles Murray   7/23/2013 4:45:23 PM
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This is a perfect application for energy harvesting. With it, the vehicle uses no onboard energy source to power the TPM system, other than the tires themselves. Another great energy harvesting story, Liz.

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Clever energy harvester
Rob Spiegel   7/23/2013 8:18:21 AM
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I like this Elizabeth. Here's a very good real-world application for environmental energy harvesting. This is a great solution to the problem of providing a power source for tire pressure sensors.

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