Christoph Hanser recently moved to Berlin to start project LUZPAC – an innovative accessory, using interchangeable solar panels as energy source to charge mobile devices. Particularly, he sees great potential to integrate solar technology for human-centric solutions within the internet of things. Christoph has spent his career in the multinational consumer good industry as well as on creative consultancy side. He holds a Diploma in Design from the University of Applied Sciences and Arts, Hanover and an MBA from IE Business School, Madrid. His current venture is based at the Berlin Factory, one of Europe’s leading startup campuses, and searching for potential co-founders and collaborators in the area of wearables and fashion tech.
Without doubt, wearables are on the verge and becoming the ultimate necessities for the mobile generation. Yet, power supply for all mobile devices are a constant challenge: Insufficient energy capacity limits the use and acceptance of new mobile devices, dependency on power supply increases the user’s stress level and the batteries itself generate a huge environmental impact. Integrating flexible, lightweight solar power therefore could be the game changer for wearables – widening their level of autonomy and decreasing the social and environmental drawbacks of the technology.