AIRE Mask: Now your breathing can improve your Smartphone’s life
08/05/2012 | Guest
To power up your homes, offices and vehicles and to charge your mobile phones, computers and music players, alternative energy options should be given more importance. Here is a stunning alternative power-making device concept, which can charge your handsets and music players by your breathing. Named AIRE Mask, the product concept is simply a mask that can generate power just from your inhaling and exhaling.
Brazilian designer Joco Paulo Lammoglia is the man behind the innovative product design. The concept device is basically meant as a portable mobile charging unit. Users can wear the AIRE Mask anytime especially when sleeping and running to generate power from breathing. The designer of the concept has proposed the idea to fight the growing greenhouse gases. Indeed, major aim of the AIRE Mask concept is to reduce the carbon footprint, says Lammoglia.
How it functions
The AIRE Mask contains tiny wind turbines to convert breathing to energy. The process actually resembles a wind turbine system and it generates a little amount of energy when the user sleeps and runs. A cable from the Mask connects your handsets and delivers the power for charging. It has a very simple technology that does require no complicated settings or installation. You can use the device indoors and outdoors alike, its designer says. Yes, the natural inhaling and exhaling processes bring the power to charge your handsets. The mask features an elastic strap, which is to firmly tie up the product around your head.
AIRE Mask is certainly an eco-friendly product. Once realized, it will be one of the best green tech protects out there. We have seen solar panels, wind turbines and other technologies to produce renewable energy. Anyway, it has been a revolutionary idea to exploit human breath as a way to produce energy. Joco Paulo Lammoglia has definitely put forward the concept as a simple method to produce sustainable energy for charging handsets. Recently, the tech world is getting more imaginative gadgets and tools that make use of sustainable methods to produce power. The AIRE Mask has been analyzed as a really perfect eco-friendly product since it can convert simple breathing to power.
Round the clock energy
Solar cells can produce energy only when sun is there in the sky, i.e. in the daytime. A wind turbine only produces power when there is wind in the air. Similarly, most alternative power options depend on some movements in nature for functioning. The AIRE Mark has a different potential; it utilizes breathing as the source to produce power from. That means you can generate power and charge your handsets anytime. It is indeed a fact that the faster you inhale and exhale, the larger the energy output will be. So, if you go for an evening walk, cycling, hiking or just running on track, you can wear the AIRE Mask to power up your handsets. Likewise, you can go to bed with the mask and wake up to see your phone full charged from your breathing during the sleep.
As of now, AIRE Mask is just a concept. Joco Paulo Lammoglia has not yet disclosed whether some tech maker has undertaken the project for commercial production. Anyway, tech geeks will be highly excited to get a product like the AIRE Mask. Along with ensuring battery backup of their handsets, users can also reduce their carbon footprint to a small extent, though. The process of charging is quite simple and revolutionary as well. You just need to connect the mask with your handset and wear the product over your nose and mouth to expose the breath to the small wind turbines for renewable energy. Moreover, in the world of energy saving smartphone apps that are soon going to hit the market, AIRE Mask is definitely something to look forward to.
About the author: Alyssa Clarke is a blogger who also happens to be a tech buff. She is always on a look out for latest tech stuff and being an eco enthusiast she currently hunting for the best smartphone apps to monitor the energy use.