Thursday, December 3, 2009

Burn Energy, Generate Electricity at the EnerGym [video]

“Is the elusive goal of a sleek, toned body enough to get you to the gym every week? No? Well, what about helping to save the world? The EnerGym, a concept dreamed up by 14-year-old Gustavo Barceloni for the Big Ideas contest, harnesses the hard work put in on treadmills, rowing machines and the like into energy to power the gym itself. It's an interesting idea and, providing gym junkies didn't feel like hamsters on a treadmill, it has real potential to entice those who prefer to exercise inside rather than out. For the pavement-pounders, there's always these kinetic Dancepants. The Big Ideas contest produced plenty of innovative ideas, including Immogen Heap's floating houses, filling skyscrapers with vertical farms and promoting urban sustainability via mini-golf.”,-generate-electricity-at-the-energym.aspx

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