You might be familiar with wind energy, but did you know your breath can charge up your smartphone?
AIRE is a mask concept that converts your breath into electricity to recharge small electronic devices. The idea won a design red dot award in the energy category.
The consumerist tendencies of today’s industrialised society make the use of gadgets increasingly common, either by necessity or hobby. Though many of our gadgets offer benefits, they tend to consume a high amount of electrical energy. This may cause problems for the environment, especially if the energy used by these devices is derived from non-renewable sources.
AIRE provides a solution by harnessing energy from one’s breathing, transforming that into electrical energy with small wind turbines within the mask. That subsequently is transferred to a charging cable.
So long as you’re breathing, you can say goodbye to being stranded with a dead phone.