POWERleap develops new smart technology

13 November 2011 (Last Updated November 13th, 2011 18:30)

US-based clean-tech company POWERleap has developed a smart floor technology in collaboration with the University of Bolton.

US-based clean-tech company POWERleap has developed a smart-floor technology in collaboration with the University of Bolton.

The smart-floor solution employs piezoelectricity technology, through which it can generate energy when someone walks, runs or dances on it.

Piezoelectricity is a naturally occurring phenomena where voltage is generated when the material is under mechanical stress.

The electrical charge will be used to tackle the energy released in kinetic movements and power devices like LED lights or wireless electronics.

POWERleap is a developer of flooring solutions that generate electricity from pedestrian and vehicular traffic.