A design proposed by me had been accepted as one of the entries in the
Tech Briefs Create the Future, Design Contest 2010
Please check it out at
In essence it is a modular device which can be mounted on any system to capture the actions of humans.
The device is capable of capturing energy from rotary, reciprocating and angular movement.
It consists of a friction wheel with an integral generator, modular electrical connectors and mounting holes for custom brackets which are application specific.
In short it can be used to harvest energy from home, office, recreational facilities and community areas.