Exercise can cause tension and soreness, especially if you actually push your body hard. Heat can be your best friend after a tough workout. That’s why this Energy Storage Heating Knee Pad is quite brilliant. It stores induction-generated energy during exercise and releases it afterward. Here is how the designers explain how this works:
coil and magnets are placed inside the kneepad to form a small electricity generator. The energy storage device can store induction-generated energy during exercise, and release heat energy to comfort aches and relieve fatigue afterward. A blue light indicates that energy-storage mode is on. A red light indicates heat-release mode. A switch on the kneepad activates the release of electrical energy to relieve muscle soreness after exercising. The most suitable temperature for this hot compress is 50 degrees Celsius or lower.
The materials used to make these are also important (Electro-thermal yarn and ‘Far Infrared Therapeutic’ fabric). They allow heat to penetrate deep tissue to promote circulation. A silicone-coated cover on the kneepad protects the central part of the knee. Quite brilliant when you think about it.
Design: Ming Chuan University
Designer: Prof. Aqua Chuan-Yu Chen, Chou Yi-Jin