Energy Bugs

Energy harvesting wearables for children
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Project Details

Research: UC Berkeley

Award: Honorable Mention Award in CHI 2014

Date: May-September, 2013

Online: ACM

Paper: CHI 2014

Tech: Digital Fabrication
  Customized Software
  Circuit Design

Designed for children, EnergyBugs are a set of energy harvesting wearables that encourage physical activities. It transforms kinetic energy from body movements to tiny amounts of electricity that can be collected and later used to light up a specially designed LED lamp.

This project inspired a study into how interactivity can help children develop understanding of and emotional connections to energy. The paper was published for the premier international conference of Human-Computer Interaction, the CHI 2014 Conference.

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