Wind-powered gadgets just got a step closer, thanks to a new design concept which could charge your electronics using the power of your breath. The AIRE mask concept, from designer João Paulo Lammoglia, would convert wind energy from the user’s breath into electricity via small wind turbines, in order to recharge small electronic devices. It can be used while you sleep, walk, run, or read a book, for example. Besides saving energy, it also encourages the practice of physical exercise. The AIRE mask captured the RedDot Design Award: Best of the Best 2011 for Lammoglia, and maybe we’ll see a production model in the near future, as it could really change the way we think about micro-wind power!
[ via treehugger.com ]