Charging your phone by dancing or even lighting up the Eiffel Tower with your feet are no longer visions of a better future, but reality! Kinetic floor tiles that generate power from human movement enable everyone to become part in the creation of sustainable energy. But how exactly do kinetic tiles work?
Kinetic energy is the energy of motion and can therefore be found in every object that moves. In everyday life, we are surrounded by it: be it people strolling through the streets or an airplane flying in the sky. The process of converting kinetic energy into electrical energy is not a new one.
Wind turbines, for instance, generate electricity by transforming the kinetic energy of the wind. While this is an already well-known energy source in field of renewables, capturing energy from human movement is a newer approach to generating sustainable energy. With the help of kinetic tiles, energy from footfall can be captured and converted into electricity.