Energy-harvesting jewelry

Naomi Kizhner's jewelry serves two purposes: 1) it's decorative; 2) it harvests energy from your body to charge your various electronic devices.

For instance, "The Blinker" gets energy from your blinks. The "Blood Bridge" is more invasive, tapping directly into a vein to power a hydro micro turbine.

However, you can't buy this jewelry because it's really just an art project intended to "provoke the thought about how far will we go to in order to 'feed' our addiction in the world of declining resources."

More at Naomi Kizhner's website. [via The Higher Learning]

     Posted By: Alex - Mon Oct 27, 2014
     Category: Fashion | Jewelry | Power Generation

Speaking as a new dialysis patient (I started two weeks ago.),The blood turbine seems like it would be a lot more trouble than it's worth! The meds that would be needed to prevent clotting alone. But then again nobody ever went broke underestimating human intelligence. :lol: :coolsmile:
Posted by Tyrusguy on 10/27/14 at 09:18 AM
Remember the TV series "Quantum Leap"? The contemporary women often wore earrings that glowed and flashed, probably from embedded LEDs. Maybe something like this could power such earrings!
Posted by Joshua Zev Levin, Ph.D. on 10/27/14 at 10:05 AM
Patty has a nice new forehead "decoration" 😝 She need to learn she is not a substitute automotive air bag.
Posted by BrokeDad in Midwest US on 10/27/14 at 12:53 PM
I know why this chick didn't include a brain tap to get energy from.

@BD: You mean fun-bags can't double as air-bags?
Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 10/27/14 at 01:26 PM
I gotta give air bags a thumbs down. Having been in a number of crashes, I don't think they would have been improved by something exploding in my face (That's what she said). I've heard they're pretty much garaunteed to give you 2 black eyes.
Posted by BHicks on 10/27/14 at 03:19 PM
I'm reminded of a joke about a guy who was so lazy that his self-winding watch kept stopping. :lol:
Posted by KDP on 10/27/14 at 04:55 PM
Her (Patty's) "air bags" deployed flying across in front of the driver and hitting the windshield .. the ones on the 2006 Chrysler Town and Country did not .. Neither passenger or driver airbags activated even with the radiator being smashed into the engine .. I wonder if it was do to the recall on it about front crash sensors needing replaced and was not done ?
Posted by BrokeDad in Midwest US on 10/27/14 at 05:35 PM
Better check to see if maybe the airbag deployed in a previous crash by a previous owner, and the unscrupulous mechanic replaced it with a wad of newspapers.
Posted by Joshua Zev Levin, Ph.D. on 10/27/14 at 08:37 PM
I'm just glad Our Dear Patty wasn't hurt too badly, and hope she will be feeling better soon. 💋 :coolsmile:
Posted by Tyrusguy on 10/28/14 at 12:58 AM
Me too, TyrusGuy. BTW, is dialysis just taking the piss?

@Patty: no more cars for you. Motorboats only 😜
Posted by TheCannyScot in Atlanta, GA on 10/28/14 at 02:39 PM
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