Dr. Zhong Lin Wang led a research team at the Georgia Institute of Technology who invented a way to charge electronic devices, including cellphones and iPods, by transmitting the energy of the human body through a microchip, reports the Daily Mail.
The chip, made from zinc oxide fibers measuring FIVE HUNDRED times thinner than a human hair, creates electricity with just the slightest touch manipulation. So far, Dr. Wang has used the technology to transmit a radio signal and to power LCD displays and diodes. He believes it could soon be used to power ipods and other handheld electronic devices. “This development represents a milestone,” He further said. “Our nano-generators are about to change lives in the future. Their potential is only limited by one’s imagination.”