Inventor's Mask Uses Breath to Charge Mobile Devices

Monday, 12 Mar 2012 04:03 PM

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Who would have dreamed that the same hot air you expel while talking on your cellphone could recharge the phone’s battery as well?

The dream-catcher is inventor Joco Paulo Lammoglia, who hails from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, who contends that his device will convert your breathing — even while you’re sleeping — to power to charge the battery for mobile devices such as phones, iPods, and beyond, according to Britain’s Daily Mail.

Lammoglia’s AIRE mask, which harnesses the wind power from breathing, “contains tiny wind turbines and the energy created is transferred through a cable to your electronic device,” the Mail reports.

“I hope to bring the concept into production and reduce the carbon footprint,” Lammoglia told the Mail. “It can be used indoors or outdoors, while you're sleeping, walking, running, or even reading a book.”

Darth Vader, AIRE, maskNo word on whether Darth Vader could be enlisted as pitchman for the AIRE mask, although the device evoked comments about the “Star Wars” villain from people commenting on the newspaper’s website.

“Besides saving energy and helping environmental preservation, it also encourages physical exercise,” Lammoglia says.

Unlike solar power, which can be sapped if it encounters too many cloudy days, the AIRE mask can generate power 24/7, he says.

“Though many of our modern gadgets offer benefits, they tend to use a high amount of electrical energy,” the inventor says. “Harnessing energy from human activities and transforming it into electricity is possible and is a great solution.”

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