Will this T-shirt one day power your cellphone? UCSD researchers think so

  • Yu Lin, a UC San Diego Ph. D. student at the Jacobs School of Engineering, holds what researches have dubbed a “wearable microgrid” that can harvest and store energy while the wearer moves or exercises. (Rob Nikolewski/San Diego Union-Tribune/TNS)

Call it the electric T-shirt. Or, as the researchers at the University of California San Diego have dubbed it, the “wearable microgrid.”