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Deborah Mora – Heat Harvester

21 + 22 + 23 September
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Deborah Mora – Heat Harvester

1996 was recorded as one of the hottest years of the 90s, and it heralded the start of a decade of increasingly higher temperatures. With this, our bodies also become warmer. The Heat Harvester is a wearable that speculates on the possibility of generating energy from our body heat, as a means to power electronic devices on a daily basis.

As our body reacts to the environment around it by warming up and evaporating water through breath and through the skin, it almost becomes a energy machine. This wearable, which harvests this energy and turns it into electricity, consists of different pieces that can be applied of the different parts of the body, which are also the hottest (neck, chest, abdomen, armpit, hand, inner thigh).

The speculative design involves Peltier tiles that collect the heat from our skin and transform it into electrical energy. This energy can be transferred to our devices through USB ports.