Student Designs Jewelry That Turns Your Body Into A Phone Charger (Photos)

by Gillian Fuller

The inconvenience of the iPhone’s short battery life is a complaint shared by many of its users.

For something seemingly so advanced, you’d think scientists would be able to develop a longer-lasting battery.

An Israeli student named Naomi Kizhner developed the next best (albeit a little creepy) thing: jewelry that charges your devices by harnessing your body’s natural energy and converting it into a power source.

Kizhner developed three different designs: the Blinker, the E-Pulse and the Blood Bridge. They’re pretty, but incredibly invasive -- the Blood Bridge actually has to be inserted into the user’s vein to work -- and that’s the whole point.

The pieces are part of her Energy Addicts project, which is both an art project and a social experiment.

According to Kizhner,

I wanted to provoke the thought about how far will we go to in order to ‘feed' our addiction in the world of declining resources. There are lots of developments of renewable energy resources, but the human body is a natural resource for energy that is constantly renewed, as long as we are alive. I wanted to explore the post-humanistic approach that sees the human body as a resource… Will we be willing to sacrifice our bodies in order to produce more energy? My intention is to provoke a discussion.

While people may not be willing to implant metal into their skin just to charge their phones, it is a really interesting concept.

Check out the designs, below.

The Blinker:

The Blood Bridge:

The E-Pulse:

H/T: Perez Hilton, Photos Courtesy: Naomi Kizhner