- Date 17 May 2012
- CategoryProduct Design
Professor Sheila Kennedy and a group of architecture students at MIT have developed a solar powered rocking lounger.
‘The lounger uses the human power of balance to create an interactive 1.5axis, 35 watt solar tracking system, where you can chill out and recharge your laptop, iPod and PSP at the same time’ reports design boom.
There are several loungers on the lawns of MIT that are currently being tested. They have a 12-amp hour battery that stores the solar energy allowing you to charge your electronics after dark and also emits a cool glow adding to the design of the lounger.
There is obviously ample sun here in Dubai so we look forward to seeing them here soon.
All images copyright of Philip Ropert, courtesy of MIT.
First seen on designboom.com