Foot-Powered Occupancy Detection

Ms Elizabeth Redmond, President and Director of Product Development
POWERleap, Inc.
United States
Nov 15, 2011.


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Presentation Summary

  • Harvesting energy from footfall to power embedded wireless transmitters
  • Node-to-node wireless communication tactics for efficient building controls
  • Economic upside of integrating energy savings, data tracking, and security systems under one wireless umbrella
  • POWERleap as a solutions provider in a component heavy industry

Speaker Biography (Elizabeth Redmond)

Elizabeth Redmond, Founder and President of POWERleap Inc., started developing energy harvesting floor solutions during her fourth-year Design thesis at the University of Michigan in 2006. The young designtrepreneur set out to create systems that generate energy from human kinetics. She since founded POWERleap Inc and developed commercial solutions for intelligent sensing and power generation applications.
POWERleap has been featured in media publications from Fast Company to the Discovery Channel resulting in a strong network of partners, and customers across the globe. In late 2010, the company will launch it's first set of commercial Smart Flooring Solutions.

Company Profile (Powerleap Inc)

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POWERleap, Inc. is a clean-tech company developing floor solutions that generate electricity from pedestrian and vehicular traffic. When faced with dwindling natural resources and growing urban sprawl, POWERleap highlights the way forward to a more sustainable energy future.