How your unique energy signature could help power and unlock your phone

Wearable technology has been a hot commodity for a while, and CSIRO’s Data61 lab is working on a way to make them last longer and make them more secure. Kinetic Energy Harvesting (KEH) is the cutting-edge in wearable technology, which can transfer the movement of your own body into additional battery life for your devices. Although it only generates milliwatts of energy, it could increase the running time of your phone by an impressive margin and make it almost impossible for a stranger to hack into it.

Everyone’s energy generation signature is unique, and it could have a remarkable impact on our lives once the technology goes mainstream. Sara Khalifa is a researcher at Data61 and called in to describe her research into KEH and the implications it could be having on us all very soon.

You may also like