Designboom has recently offered challenge to designers for future computing. They have imagined about future computing. The results of the Fujitsu Design Award 2011 “A Life with Future Computing” competition are now in, and one of entries selected from among 3,000 submissions, the Ecopad, has been recognized with a “judge’s special award.”
This type of unique vision of greener computing is to be brought in the form of a tablet that recharges its own energy via piezoelectrics — i.e., by harvesting energy generated via the movement of human hands as they use the tablet’s touchscreen.
As per the Ecowizer, people who use tablets touch their screen for more than 10,000 times a day and the Ecopad gets rid of the old AC adaptor simply by harvesting that energy via a nano piezoelectricity film located below the touchscreen display.
This is a special design that is just imagined and work on this has not been started yet. This special designed technology can work with the currently marketed tablets and can be used for commercialized tablet PCs and smart phones while working electricity generation directly into their use. This is a overcome to the traditional style and traditionally limited battery lives of such products.
The designer for this type of technology, Ecopad will receive €1,000 ($1416 USD).