Decreasing the Carbon Footprint with the AIRE Maske

AIRE mask

The brilliance of some people is astounding.  Soon, you’ll be able to charge your phone simply by breathing.  Inventor Joco Paulo Lammaglia from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil has created the AIRE mask which harnesses the wind power that people create by breathing.  This power is then converted into electricity that can run the iPod, the mobile device and more.

Lammoglia explained, “I hope to bring the concept into production and reduce the carbon footprint. It can be used indoors or outdoors, while you're sleeping, walking, running or even reading a book. Besides saving energy and helping environmental preservation, it also encourages physical exercise. Its energy is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Though many of our modern gadgets offer benefits, they tend to use a high amount of electrical energy. Harnessing energy from human activities and transforming it into electricity is possible and is a great solution.”

The design includes an electronic mask that has tiny wind turbines in it; the energy that the breathing creates is then transferred through a cable to the electronic device.

Lammoglia hopes that the AIRE mask will help to minimize the carbon footprint and help with global warming.