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Randy Atkins: A device you can attach to your leg that converts muscle power to battery power. It looks like a knee brace. Max Donelan, chief science officer at BionicPower, says it actually eases the load on hamstring muscles that slow knee-joint movement with each stride.
Max Donelan: So you’re saving the effort of those muscles while you’re still producing electricity at the same time. One minute of walking will give you about 10 minutes of talk time.
Randy Atkins: Donelan says while some cell phone fanatics may race for the product…
Max Donelan: Early adopters, I think, are going to be people whose lives depend upon portable power.
Randy Atkins: Soldiers, first responders, and those with portable medical equipment. With the National Academy of Engineering, Randy Atkins, 103 point 5 F-M and WTOP-dot-com.