Sustainable Dance Floor Converts Energy into Electricity
The Sustainable Dance Floor (SDF) developed by the Dutch company Energy Floors converts the kinetic energy of the users into electricity.
Energy Floors' Sustainable Dance Floor is an interactive floor that engages users in dance and exciting visual experiences while at the same time generating energy to power its own applications. Developed as an innovative green solution for parties, shows, exhibitions, product launches, and a variety of other events, the dance floor uses the kinetic energy of the users as a source of energy. The electricity generated by the floor is used to make the tiles react to users' movements and the interactivity is a powerful tool for sending a sustainable message in the context of a brand, product or company.
Launched in 2008, the Sustainable Dance Floor was the first energy generating interactive floor at the time and is still a leading product in this segment, both in terms of the technology itself and in providing a range of applications. The floor can be customized in different ways for different events to engage and energize visitors and to show them that their kinetic energy can be used as a renewable energy source.
The floor's innovative technology converts users' energy into electricity, which then powers the floor's LED lights, creating visually engaging experiences. The floor modules flex when stepped on and use a small generator to transform movement into electric power. The electricity generated by the floor can also be used to power other customized systems or it can be sent back to the electricity grid.
Based in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, Energy Floors aims to increase awareness of energy production and use by creating fun interactive experiences on human-powered floor systems. The company's Sustainable Dance Floor has been used at more than 350 events worldwide to support some of the world's biggest brands, including Coca Cola, Google, Disney, Toyota, Puma, Adidas, Shell and Nokia.
Watch the 2015 showreel below to see some of the company's global clients and brands that used the Sustainable Dance Floor at various events.