Invasive Jewelry Controls Body Energy: Innovative Fashion Accessories

 Naomi Kizhner's motivation for designing her unique line of jewelry, Energy Addicts, was born from her sincere desire to respond to the global energy crisis currently in our midst. Her creations represent a new energy source that up until now has been unexplored and yet to be tapped into; namely, the movements of the human body.


Energy Addict's E-Pulse Conductor: Source: damngeeky.comEnergy Addict's E-Pulse Conductor: Source:


In her own words: "It interested me to imagine what would the world be like once it has experienced a steep decline in energy resources and how we will feed our energy addiction. There are lots of developments of renewable energy resources, but the human body is a natural resource for energy that is constantly renewed,as long as we are alive...I wanted to explore the post-humanistic approach that sees the human body as a resource."

Energy Addicts, which was part of Kizhner's graduation project from Jerusalem's Hadassah College, is not for the faint of heart, and is perhaps best suited for those of the geek-ghoulish persuasion. To wear one of these pieces of jewelry  requires an invasion into the veins and a cut above (forgive the pun) the usual limitations of body endurance.

The importance of kinetic energy

In light of the shrinking of natural resources and the growing trend towards eco-friendly solutions in today's world, harnesing kinetic energy is a brilliant idea because it is natural and endlessly renewable as long as lfe exists. The body's involuntary and sub-conscious  movements, such as the flow of blood through the veins and the blinking of the eyes, are transformed into energy via these jewelry  pieces that are implanted into the surface of the skin (ouch!) giving new meaning to the lyrics of that old Cole Porter song, I've Got You Under My Skin.

Three pieces from the Energy Addict collection

Each design in the collection is made from gold and 3-D printed biopolymer and worn on a different body part for the purpose of harvesting energy from specific physiological functions.


The Blinker: Source: damngeeky.comThe Blinker: Source:


The Blinker derives power from the eyes. With each blink, blood flow increases in the area around the eyes and via an embedded piece of nose jewelry, enough energy can be amassed to light up an LED or perhaps charge a mobile device.

 The E-Pulse  Conductor (first image) uses energy that is derived directly from the electric pulses sent by the neurological  system using the wearer's spine as a conductor.


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The Blood Bridge is comprised of spikes at each end, which are inserted into a vein on the lower arm. This redirects the blood flow past a wheel inside the casing. In the same fashion as a windmill, the blood flow turns the wheel to create movement that can actually be converted into electricity.


Down through the ages, jewelry has served as sparkling accessories that beautify and glamorize. The idea of using it to harvest a convertible energy source is both astounding and intuitive. It represents a way to view our future as a world constantly replenishing its ever diminishing resources.

 Final thoughts about jewelry:

 If I had my way, I'd wear jewelry, a great pair of heels and nothing else.~ Jada Pinckett Smith

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