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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!

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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.

Rob Spiegel
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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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