If you’re squeamish about veins, then look away now.
Israeli graduate student Naomi Kizhner has designed some strange but highly functional jewellery which connects to your veins to make them produce electricity.
As The Higher Learning reports, Kizhner has created three pieces (see main image) through a project, Energy Addicts, for her BA in Industrial Design at Hadassah College in Jerusalem.
The invasive pieces, made from gold and 3D-printed biopolymer, work by being embedded in the user’s veins with thin needles (shudder). Subconscious body movements and redirected blood flow then cause a tiny wheel to spin, generating energy.
In an interview with Dezeen, the creator said of her inspiration:
‘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.’
She added: ‘I wanted to explore the post-humanistic approach that sees the human body as a resource. My intention is to provoke a discussion.’
Well, it certainly got our blood racing – would you be willing to harness your body’s energy with needles?
Check out this ethereal video Naomi made about her Energy Addicts project:
Main image: courtesy of Naomi Kizhner via The Higher Learning.