Energy Harvesters LLC is commercializing a personal electronics mobile power source called the Walking Charger™. This off-the-grid device will charge portable electronic device batteries as you walk or directly power applications such as footwear heaters and GPS locators. The Walking Charger is a small device that will be incorporated within footwear for OEM branded products serving consumer, recreation, work boot and military end users.
We are highly reliant on mobile electronic devices, especially cell phones. These devices often run out of cell phone battery power when there is no access to an electrical outlet. We do not have a convenient on-demand way to charge our mobile device batteries without plugging into the grid. Globally there are over 6 billion mobile phone subscribers – 5 billion are within developing nations, and 500 million do not have electricity at home to charge their cell phones.