The 101st Indian Science Congress is underway at Jammu, and the invention of a young student from Odisha is attracting the attention of public and tech entrepreneurs alike. Subhranshu Banerjee, 8th class student at ODM Public School, Bubaneshwar says that his finding is an answer to the energy woes of any developing country.
He has presented an instrument that is fitted in a shoe using which if a person walks for one kilometre, he or she can produce enough power to charge batteries of their mobiles, laptops and other gadgets. “My concept is based on usage of piezo cell. This cell has to be fitted in a shoe’s sole and is connected with a battery. Whenever a person will walk, this cell will produce power which will be stored in the battery,” Subhranshu explained. The instrument itself would cost just a hundred bucks.
The science summit was started by the Prime Minister on the third of this month. While inaugurating the event, the PM said that the country shoud increase its spending on science and innovation to 2% of GDP. He also announced work on a new super computer.
Renowned Scientist and Ex President of the country, APJ Abdul Kalam too participated in the event and interacted with the kids.