The stick is designed to help mountaineers produce the energy they need for heating, cooking, heating up food, charging batteries and so on.
The Islamic Republic News Agency (IRNA) has reported that researchers at Semnan University have developed and registered a telescopic mountaineering stick which can produce electricity through a multilayer piezoelectric generator. What comes next is the translation of the report the official news agency filed on the invention on January 11:
“A telescopic mountaineering stick with a multilayer piezoelectric generator [which can generate an electric charge in response to applied stress] has been developed by Ali Khoshani and Omid Hamed Tabei, students at the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, and Ramezan Ali Haji Ghorbani, who is a faculty member,” Head of the Center for Intellectual Property Ownership at Semnan Science and Technology Park Davood Maroofi said.
“That the gear is very practical makes it as must-have equipment for mountaineers,” he added.
Haji Ghorbani said, “The climbing stick is designed to help mountaineers produce the energy they need for heating, cooking, heating up food, charging batteries and so on.”
He added, “The needed energy can be generated by piezoelectric transducers implanted inside the stick which convert the constant mechanical stress exerted by a mountaineer.”
The invention has been registered at the Industrial Property General Office affiliated with the State Organization for Registration of Deeds and Properties.