By Justin Udo
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Two La Salle University freshmen have developed a way for you to charge your cell phone just by wearing a jacket.READ MORE: Off-Duty Officer Shot Multiple Times In North Philadelphia, Police Say
Jameel Kemp and Aliyah Stephens cell phones kept running out of power at the most inconvenient times.
That problem led the duo to search for a solution that mixes technology and fashion.
“We used solar energy which is charged from the solar panel to the mobile battery pack.”READ MORE: Philadelphia Phillies Sign Right-Handed Pitcher Corey Knebel To 1-Year Contract
And that solar panel, which is about the same size as the palm of your hand, is conveniently placed on the back of a jacket, allowing your cell phone battery to charge while you’re outside.
“There can be a couple of clouds in the way and it still charges.”
Their invention enabled them to compete at the National Youth Entrepreneurship Challenge in San Francisco where they got the attention of major companies, including Google to MasterCard.
Kemp and Stephens are currently working on getting a patent for their solar powered, cell phone charging clothes.MORE NEWS: What We Know About 17-Year-Old Latif Williams, Wanted For Murder Of Temple Student Samuel Collington
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