Airport update

In an innovative move, an airport in Amsterdam has installed desks which allow passengers to recharge their devices using pedal power while they wait for their plane.

The desks, by Belgium-based company WeWATT, are equipped with pedals which convert physical exertion into energy, allowing devices to be powered in an environmentally (and waistline) friendly way. Rather than sit on the floor next to a rare power point, travellers in transit can get some work and exercise done before boarding their plane.

Amsterdam’s Schiphol Airport is the first to implement desks, however Brussels Airport and various railway stations around Europe are following suit.

What do you think? Are these a good idea? Would you use these desks to charge your phone?

Written by SJ