NAME: Energy Belt
AUTHOR: Dutch designer Emmy Van Roosmalen.
DESCRIPTION: The artificial protocells located in this belt turns your white fat into ATP (Adenosine triphosphate), a coenzyme which can transport chemical energy. The energy can then be used to power electrical devices such as a mobile phone or a pacemaker. You can slim down while charging your phone at the same time! The Energy Belt was part of the NANO Supermarket during the last Dutch Design week. The travelling exhibition featured speculative products based on nano technologies that could exist in the next ten years.
AMUSEMENT RATE: You must have gained a few pounds this past week, and with 2013 right at the corner, you are already thinking of which resolutions you should take. Don’t be too harsh on yourself, no need to go to a bootcamp to lose weight. The Energy Belt will burn that extra fat for you while you binge on whatever food comes your way. It might not be the most moral way to get fit but nano technologies are the future so just embrace this revolutionary invention and eat that muffin.