Chen Feijun and Zhao Bin have designed a shoe, Pioneer, which converts the kinetic energy that we generate while walking into electrical energy, which is consumed by a headlight placed on the front of the shoe.

Electrical energy is stored in a battery located in the sole of the shoe, and once charged, it can be used to power the headlight for twelve hours. The shoe is made of waterproof material to protect the battery and circuit. The small light is located on the rubber part of the sole and consumes very little power, the maximum range of the light is 1.5m.

A good invention, but this energy produced could be used for more useful things. I don’t see much use in carrying a lamp in your shoes, with a few exceptions. Is there anyone who could use this light in their shoes?

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