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AIRE Mask Uses the Power of Human Breath To Charge Gadgets

Posted By Mark Boyer On February 29, 2012 @ 5:52 pm In green technology,Renewable Energy,Wearable Technology,Wind Power | 5 Comments

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Ever wish you could charge your iPhone [2] while looking like a complete weirdo? Now you can, with the AIRE mask [3], a wind-powered device that captures the power of respiration and converts it to electricity via small wind turbines [4]. At best it makes the wearer look like they’re living in a chemical war zone; at worst it’ll make you look like a futuristic Hannibal Lecter. But looks aren’t everything!

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We’ve seen several charging devices emerge in recent years that harness kinetic energy [6] to power mobile devices, but this is the first we’ve come across that actually uses human respiration to power a gadget. Designer João Paulo Lammoglia won a Best of 2011 RedDot Design Award [3] for the AIRE mask. The mask can be used while sleeping, reading or exercising, according to the description at RedDot online [3].

Mobile phones are small devices, but they can have a pretty significant environmental impact [7], creating as much as 1 metric ton of CO2 per year – so anything you can do to curb your energy use (no matter how silly or creepy it might make you look) is of course a good thing. “Besides saving energy (and contributing to environmental preservation), it also encourages the practice of physical exercise,” writes Lammoglia in the product description. “Its energy is available twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week.”

+ João Paulo Lammoglia [8]

Via psfk [9]


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[1] Image: http://inhabitat.com/aire-mask-uses-the-power-of-human-breath-to-charge-gadgets/aire_concept/

[2] iPhone: http://inhabitat.com/first-ever-waterproof-solar-charged-battery-powered-iphone-case-unveiled-on-kickstarter/

[3] AIRE mask: http://www.red-dot.sg/concept/porfolio/o_e/EG/B007.htm

[4] wind turbines: http://inhabitat.com/energy/wind/

[5] Image: http://inhabitat.com/aire-mask-uses-the-power-of-human-breath-to-charge-gadgets/aire-concept-4/

[6] harness kinetic energy: http://inhabitat.com/jog-your-way-to-a-charged-cell-phone-with-instep-nanopower/

[7] a pretty significant environmental impact: http://inhabitat.com/the-easy-call-from-the-epa/

[8] + João Paulo Lammoglia: http://www.joaolammoglia.net/

[9] psfk: http://www.psfk.com/2012/02/charge-iphone-breath.html

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