Pump as you go air chair

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Pump as you go air chair

If you ask me (and I know you didn’t), there just aren’t enough things being done with shoes that recycle the energy you generate as you walk. This project, done by designer JooYoun Paek, combines shoe power with inflatable furniture to create a chair you pump up as you walk. And *so* stylish, too. Does Bjork know about these?

Self-Sustainable Chair – [via] Link

4 thoughts on “Pump as you go air chair

  1. ECA says:

    I would be more interesting in a Compression generator inserted into the heal, and a small Battery pack to charge anything you are carrying.

  2. garethb2 says:

    Yeah, power to your PAN (Personal Area Network). That’s the kind of motion recycling I’m *really* interested in. This thing is more of a chindohgu (clever, impractical invention) than anything else.

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Gareth Branwyn is a freelance writer and the former Editorial Director of Maker Media. He is the author or editor of over a dozen books on technology, DIY, and geek culture. He is currently a contributor to Boing Boing, Wink Books, and Wink Fun. His free weekly-ish maker tips newsletter can be found at garstipsandtools.com.

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