Green Pass Turnstile Harnesses Energy from Movement

Sep 8, 2010
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Turnstiles may be one of those things that, if you ever find yourself thinking about it, may seem like a thing of the past. But they're still out there, doing their thing in train stations and what not all over the globe. But, let's face it -- it's been a long while since they've seen any kind of upgrade. So, if they were to get an upgrade, why not one that utilizes the energy that gets produced every day by people passing through them?

Thanks to the VIVA Design Team out of Guangdong University of Technology in China, we can say that some day that may just happen. Their Green Pass Turnstile is designed to harness the energy which is inherently produced by people passing through the turnstile. And, as you might imagine, the power that's created from those people pass in and out of the turnstile would be used to power the turnstile itself. So, the system that reads your card would be powered by your body. Pretty creative, eh?

There's no word on when or if this concept design will ever see the light of day, but we've got to admit: it's a good idea. Putting a renewable energy source behind even the smallest of things can make the biggest of differences, so we'd be pretty excited to see these green turnstiles pop up all over the world.

[via EcoFriend]


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