Parents and grandparents can log plenty of hours rocking a new baby to sleep, but Micasa Lab has found a way to put all that kinetic energy to good use in the middle of the night.
The iRock is a product that explores how furniture can interact with technology and actually support the power for this technology. Movement is energy and to collect as much of this energy as possible is one of our future challenges. The laws of physics dictate how movement and friction constantly creates a vast amount of energy that in most cases is lost. iRock is a attempt to collect some of this energy and put it to real use. If you use iRock for 60 minutes you can recharge an iPad 3 to 35%.
It may not settle the argument of who’s going to take those midnight shifts, but it would definitely make drawing the short straw that much more appealing.
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