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Energy Consumption & Wearable Energy Devices June 17 2015, 0 Comments

The line graph above provides a look at the trends in the total primary energy consumption per person per year in the United States from 1980 - 2011. For those who are curious, it's calculated by dividing the annual data on the total primary energy consumption in quadrillion British thermal units by the population in millions (U.S. Energy Information Administration).

 The point of this discussions is not to explore theories about the reasons for the changes in energy consumption, but rather explore how we will meet our energy demands of the future. All, or at least most people, will agree that our demand for energy will remain constant for as long as humans exist. The question is where will our energy come from in the future? Are there current trends with wearable energy devices that offer a glimpse into this future energy world?

It's exciting to see the collision between fashion and tech occurring as a means to solve energy problems. Energy harvesting technology, such as solar and thermoelectric, have been around for quite some time. However, what's different now are the recent advances in the technology that offer more practical solutions for wearable energy applications.

We believe that wearable energy devices will be just one of many methods by which we'll power our future world. And when you think of it, isn't it ironic that we all have an endless supply of ambient energy available to each of us every day yet we struggle with keeping our mobile devices powered?

 


Mashup - Fashion Tech and Wearable Energy April 04 2015, 0 Comments

All power that we use is renewable. Well not yet and it isn't going to be for a very long time. However, at EnergyBionics, we'll do our part to help make it happen. One way we intend to do this is by a mashup of fashion tech and wearable energy.

Most will agree that it seems ironic that we all have a challenge with powering our mobile devices and at the same time, we all have an endless supply of ambient energy readily available throughout our day. Similar to the natural environment, humans will always need energy to power the built environment including our mobile devices, sensors, and everything else. This need for power will never change, ever. What will change is where and how we get this power.

We aim to help solve our energy problem, specifically powering mobile devices, by leveraging the latest in energy harvesting technology. We embed this technology into wearable applications and all concealed in a fashionable accessory that's easily integrated into daily living. Carbon, shown above, is a great example of this approach and represents the latest in energy harvesting and mobile device charging technology packaged in an analog wrist watch. Carbon, by EnergyBionics, is a fashion tech and wearable energy mashup!


34 Countries December 29 2014, 0 Comments

We set out to solve an energy problem and in doing so, we suggested an entirely new approach to keeping our mobile devices powered. Those who have created something new from merely an idea understand what this means. That is, the uphill struggle of developing, testing and validating an idea that hasn’t ever been through this process.

It seems that many portable energy products on the market today are merely slight variations of products that have already been developed. There isn’t anything wrong with this approach and it’s understandable why many companies do this. It’s safe, the financial returns may be more predictable and the ideas have already been tested.

However, we chose a different approach and defined an entirely new path. Sure there are many uphill struggles with this method but it’s also damn exciting! To create something that is entirely new, to imagine what wearable energy could be and to see our new energy harvesting concept get the support from around the world really is extremely rewarding.

And so we thought the above graphic, showing the locations of our first wearable energy supporters, would be a great reminder to us of what we have accomplished. Representing 34 countries, these supporters seem like they might have our same spirit and we are ever grateful!