The chairman, who visited the Kenya earlier in the year, posted to almost 600,000 Twitter followers and praised the technology developed by 24-year-old Kenyan Anthony Mutua.
24-year-old Anthony Mutua of #Kenya has invented a chip that can charge phones with footsteps. Innovation from the ground up. #NewDigitalAge
— Eric Schmidt (@ericschmidt) April 18, 2013
The post got over 500 retweets and was a favourite of about 100 people who saw it.
The story of Anthony Mutua was first reported by HumanIPO in May 2012 after he showcased the innovation at a Science and Innovation Week in Nairobi.
In an interview with HumanIPO, Mutua said the chip could be acquired for as little as Ksh3,800 (US$45) and had received investment from the National Council of Science and Technology (NCST) to a tune of KSh500,000 (approx. US$6,000).