Document Type

Undergraduate Project

Date of Degree Completion

Summer 2020

Degree Name

Bachelor of Science


Engineering Technology

Committee Chair

Dr. Craig Johnson

Second Committee Member

Professor Roger Beardsley

Third Committee Member

Professor Charles Pringle


This project was motivated by the need for a device that would generate electricity from human motion, especially footsteps. Electricity is a very important resource in our daily life. There are numerous sources from which generate electrical energy. The major sources of energy include but are not limited to coal, natural gas, petroleum, and nuclear energy. Most of these sources have adverse effects on the environmental inclusion such as air pollution; for example, from coal energy generation plants which then cumulatively leads to effects such as increase in rates of global warming. This project seeks to establish an environmentally friendly way of generating electric power from human motion. Such a system could be highly effective for installation in places that expect frequent mobility of a large population such as in educational institutions like universities and subway station entrances and platforms. The device will generate electrical power as non-conventional method by simply running on the train in the footstep. Non-conventional energy system is very essential currently to our nation. Non-conventional energy using footstep needs no fuel input power to generate the output of the electrical power. This project using simple drive mechanism such as rock and pinion assemble and chain drive mechanism. For this project the conversion of the force energy into electrical energy. The control mechanism carries the rack & pinion, D.C generator, battery and inverter control. Various applications were discussed and further extension. So this project is implemented to all foot step, the power generated is approximately 2.08 volts/step.