Sounds like a dream? Well, to be honest, just how much juice do you expect the entire day’s worth of taps on your touchscreen is able to generate? Surely those alone aren’t enough to power the display even, but if it does help extend your phone’s battery life by just one more minute so that you can wrap up that all important phone call, then why not? Boffins over at the RMIT University in Melbourne have been working hard to discover the secrets of creating a self-sustained energy source, and if that were to be successful, then it would surely be a must have in any and every device, no?
Using piezoelectrics with a thin film microchip coating, said scientists have managed to discover just how much energy pressure from your finger taps are able to generate, and while this isn’t the first time it has been applied, there might be some use for it if the efficiency level can be increased in the future. Of course, there are many other practical uses that one can think of if the technology has been perfected, but until then, you had best pack that phone charger with you on your next road trip.