s a Simon Fraser University spinout incorporated on February 21, 2007 and is located in Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada. Prior to 2007, technology development occurred over the course of a decade at SFU.The company's mission is to provide cost-effective and reliable power to people whose lives or quality of life depend on having portable power.The company's product is the Bionic Energy Harvester -- a human powered portable energy device that powers portable devices and improves their performance, permits use of smaller and lighter rechargeable batteries and creates opportunities for the deployment of new technologies. The Bionic Energy Harvester consists of:Energy Harvesting Knee Brace Power Control Module By wearing braces on both legs, the simple act of walking can yield an average 12 watts of electricity. Hence, one hour of walking can produce enough power to fully charge 3.5 mobile phones.Little or no additional effort is required by the user to generate energy using the brace because the generator only engages during the "braking phase", assisting muscles in slowing the body.
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