Friday, March 09, 2007

burn calories and save energy

How nobody thought of that before!
Hong Kong's branch of California Fitness, a fitness chain with many gyms across Asia (including Singapore) is testing an innovative concept: their cardio machines, such as stationary bikes, steps, and cross-training, have been equipped so that energy burned off by people doing exercise is transformed into electricity.
The brainchild of inventor Lucien Gambarota, the project is appropriately called "Powered by You". The goal is to make California Fitness more energy efficient, with the capability to produce and store energy. See video on YouTube here. (via inhabitat)

3 comments:

bibianalopez said...

Nelson

There is a similar idea that is a half bike half laundry machine, so people during their biking section acn also wash their clothes. They save energy and looses weight. : )

http://www.cyclean.biz/pictures.html

And It´s also a good idea for thrid world countries to give people that doesn´t have access to energy to have a better way to wash their cloth : )

I love creativiy ...

Nelson said...

welcome to the blog, Bibi. ;-) thanks for the link.

Tania Singh said...

Good Informative Post! A calorie is a unit of energy that is associated with food and drink and is a measure of the energy, or heat, that food produces as your body uses it as fuel.

Calories to human beings are like gasoline to cars. Your car will not run without gas and you will not function without calories. Life would be a lot simpler if we, like cars, had a fuel gauge; unfortunately, we do not. We also, unlike cars, can fill ourselves up with more calories than we can use in a day. Those extra calories we do not need we store on our bodies as fat.

Our bodies burn the calories through metabolic processes, by which enzymes break the carbohydrates into glucose and other sugars, the fats into glycerol and fatty acids and the proteins into amino acids.

Burn Calories for Losing Weight