Israeli jewellery designer, Naomi Kizhner, has created innovative jewellery pieces, which are built to be inserted into the wearer’s veins, harnessing kinetic power from the body’s involuntary movements to produce electricity.
Naomi created the pieces as a part of her graduation project at Jerusalem’s Hadassah College. She said: “I hope that the project will make people think about the possibility that this could be their future, and make them think about whether.”
The collection, named ‘Energy Addicts’, features invasive pieces of gold jewellery that have golden spikes at each end, which are inserted into the wearer’s veins in two different places.
The continuous flow of blood turns the golden wheel inside the design, eventually creating sufficient kinetic energy to produce electricity that is sufficient to light up an LED and soon maybe even charge mobile devices.
Naomi said: “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… Will we be willing to sacrifice our bodies in order to produce more energy?
“My intention is to provoke a discussion. I wanted to provoke the thought about how far will we go to in order to ‘feed’ our addiction in the world of declining resources,” Naomi added.