Would you wear jewelry that was inserted into your veins? Would you charge your iPhone from your eyeballs? Would you use your spine to supercharge your smartphone and accessorize on girls' night out? These are the exact questions that design student Naomi Kizhner wants us to answer with a resounding "yes." She's crafted a trio of jewelry devices that harness energy from human bodies.
In "Energy Addicts," her final project for grad school, she presents three ways that you can adorn your body and feed your device addiction (hence the name). There's the E-Pulse Conductor, which draws its energy from activity near the spine, and is embellished with gold and clear casings. There's the Blood Bridge, flanked by hypodermic needles and equipped with a hydro micro turbine, for harvesting energy from the veins in the forearm. And, there's the Blinker, which sits between the eyes and pulls its resources from those batting lashes. The project, which Kizhner herself describes as "speculative" on her site, ventures to say that should we run out of battery power, to fear not. The power's been with us all along. Click through for a look at these designs and let us know what you think in the comments below. Welcome to the (possible) future. (The Higher Learning)