MIT has come up with what they call SOFT Rockers.
They are unique loungers made with solar panels to collect and generate energy.
You would be able to rock them so you can properly align them with the sun to maximize energy production.
When you sit inside it gives you feedback on how you can change your positioning to gain more power.
You can then charge or run any USB device like your laptop, cell phone or mp3 player.
Photo Credit: Philip Ropert
At night lighting is activated to make it fun for hanging out.
These are great because they rouse socializing while enhancing outdoor space.
Soft Rocker Team at MIT: Sheila Kennedy, James Bayless, Kaitlyn Bogenschutz, Wardah Inam, Jungmin Nam, Shevy Rockcastle, Phil Seaton, Matt Trimble and Adnon Zolij.
Companies that helped make it possible: Vicor, Picor, LightTape, Global Solar and Fine Finish.
Could you see these at your nearby school or college campus? What do you think about these loungers? Share your thoughts in the comments.
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[+] All images by Philip Ropert, Courtesy of MIT
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