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TECHNOLOGY: New gadget transforms the air from your lungs into energy to charge your phone

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 inventionthat 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.

‘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.’

There is one phone that doesn’t need the help of the AIRE mask, though – the SpareOne mobile.

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