Nokia has been working with technologies that are really well different, when the Apples and Androids are innovating in trying to find different ways to be able to make our Mobile Phone experiences interesting, Nokia the world’s largest Mobile Phone Manufacturer seems to have different ideas when it comes to Mobile Phone Innovation.
I have written about similar innovations that are mostly from Nokia, dealing with trying to make a mobile phone work without really being powered, and here are some of their earlier attempts.
- Piezo Electric Sensors that generate electricity with motion on Mobile Phones
- Charging Phones with residual energy from airwaves
There are more than just Nokia working on solutions like this, like Indian Innovators who are really trying to make a mark on the renewable energy for Mobile Phones like
- Boots that generate energy for Phones from walking
- Or the crank it up Charger and Helmet mounted solar sensors for the same.
So after some crazy inventions like the ones mentioned above, its at last back to what we wanted to actually talk about today, Mobile Phones powered with body heat. Charging your new phone might just be a as simple as dropping it in your pocket. Now with a future like that we might never have “The Phone Ran out of Juice” stories when that person dodging your call give the same BS.
That’s the promise of the Nokia E-Cu concept phone, developed by British designer Patrick Hyland. Hyland’s Nokia E-Cu (E for environment, Cu for Copper) phone features a copper exterior and a thermogenerator integrated interior that converts heat energy into electric energy.
Theoretically, the phone could be charged on any hot surface–from a radiator to a pants pocket. But as we previously mentioned, the phone is still a concept – and we’ll probably see ideas like the piezoelectric power make its way into future cell phones before Nokia’s idea. However, we certainly look forward to the day when our body warmth alone can juice up our electronics!