Student-designed solar coat can charge cell phone, ipods and mp3 players.
Article Type: Brief article
Subject: Battery chargers (Innovations)
Pub Date: 09/22/2010
Publication: Name: Human Ecology Publisher: Cornell University, Human Ecology Audience: Academic Format: Magazine/Journal Subject: Health; Science and technology; Social sciences Copyright: COPYRIGHT 2010 Cornell University, Human Ecology ISSN: 1530-7069
Issue: Date: Fall, 2010 Source Volume: 38 Source Issue: 2
Product: Product Code: 3629220 Battery Chargers NAICS Code: 335311 Power, Distribution, and Specialty Transformer Manufacturing
Geographic: Geographic Scope: United States Geographic Code: 1USA United States
Accession Number: 266957292
Full Text: Using conductive cotton threads, Abbey Liebman '10 has created a solar-peywered jafeket that keeps you wired Wherever you go. With ultra-thin solar panels for trim and a USB charger tucked into the waist, the Southwest-inspired garment captures the sun's rays to charge Mobil phones and other handheld devices. The piece, which uses technology developed in the lab of Juan Hinestroza, assistant professor of fiber science and apparel design, debuted on the runway at the 26th annual Cornell: Design League Fashion Show in March 2010. It turned heads on the catwalk and also captured headlines in major media outlets and on fashion and technology blogs.

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