Soon going for a run won’t just help your fitness levels, it’ll give your phone a boost too thanks to an ingenious new invention that uses the air from your lungs to charge it.
The clever piece of kit, dubbed the AIRE mask, harnesses the wind power created by breathing and converts it into electricity to run anything from your iPod to your mobile.
The electronic mask contains tiny wind turbines and the energy created is transferred through a cable to your electronic device.
Inventor Joco Paulo Lammoglia, from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, said the device could be used in all situations from running to sleeping.
He said: ‘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. [more]