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Nanotechnology research in Florida could change how we send, store electricity

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There may be a new way to charge your smart phone using what's in your clothing.

Imagine sending and storing electricity with only thin wires and no outlet – it’s a reality, wiring right into clothing and storing energy to power a smartphone.

The trailblazing technology is taking off at The University of Central Florida’s Nano Science Technology Center.

“We implemented the actual thing of making the Nano structures on a copper wire,” said The University of Central Florida Professor Jayan Thomas.

“We can change the world. That is what we are looking forward to,” said Thomas.

“There’s a company out now that’s integrating 20 sensors per shirt for working out so they’re measuring your biceps, chest and everything when you’re running,” said Eugene Granovsky in an interview with FOX 32’s Tisha Lewis.

Granovsky says there may be some health risks.

“Yes, although these devices are such small power that there really isn’t too much,” said Granovsky.

Granovsky organizes the wearable technology meet up at Chicago tech hub, 1871.

“Electricity is just one form of energy. It’s created by fuel that we burn so I absolutely believe that we’ll be able to use our own body movements to power devices,” said Granovsky.

On the flip side, there’s also new wearable technology to power down smart phones and devices.

From wardrobe to watches, plenty of wearable technology is already on the market. UCF’s technology powered a small light from stored energy and years from now, UCF says their technology could power electric cars and store energy for your home collected from solar panels.

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