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Fingertip-powered wearable

A new wearable device turns the touch of a finger into a source of power for small electronics and sensors. Engineers at the University of California San Diego developed a thin, flexible strip that can be worn on a fingertip and generate small amounts of electricity when a person’s finger sweats or presses on it. What’s special about this sweat-fueled device is that it generates power even while the wearer is asleep or sitting still -- no exercise required! Full story: Credits Footage: Lu Yin and Jong-Min Moon Edit: Liezel Labios / David Baillot Sweating finger clip: Courtesy of Shared Materials Instrumentation Facility at Duke University Music: Nine Lives by Unicorn Heads
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