We’ve all been there: running out of power on your cell-phone with no prospect of a charger in the near future. It’s one of the most frightening possible scenarios for a lot of people these days.
Naomi Kizhner, an Israeli graduate student, may have solved that problem. Naomi is designing jewelry that could theoretically harness your body’s energy to generate electrical power.
Some of her devices are a little bit creepy- they are embedded into the wearer’s veins, and, in theory, would use the wearer’s movements and blood flow to turn a small wheel inside the device, generating electricity.
Most people are probably pretty uncomfortable with the idea of embedding energy-producing jewelry into their body. But that’s exactly what Kizhner was hoping for:
“I wanted to provoke the thought about how far will we go to in order to ‘feed’ our addiction in the world of declining resources,”
she said in an interview with Cosmopolitan.
The “speculative” jewelry is part of a project that Kizhner is calling “Energy Addicts”. The project includes three pieces: The Blinker, The E-pulse Conductor and The Blood Bridge.
“There are lots of developments of renewable energy resources, but the human body is a natural resource for energy that is constantly renewed, as long as we are alive.
“I wanted to explore the post-humanistic approach that sees the human body as a resource… Will we be willing to sacrifice our bodies in order to produce more energy? My intention is to provoke a discussion.”
Check out a video Naomi made for her “Energy Addicts” project below:
To learn more, visit Naomi Kizhner’s website.
Read the original story for Haaretz.