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Treepex – this biopunk gadget lets you breathe through a forest

Air pollution is a huge problem for many of the largest metropolitan areas of the world which is, surprise, the place where the most people live. Cleaning the air is an awesome but long-term project. In the meantime, breathing filters are a solution that helps people stay alive. Treepex is a brand-new innovation that gives you your own personal breathing forest.

At first I frowned at this because it looked like an uncomfortable take on a gasmask but then I read the description and found out it was on some next level biopunk stuff and I am into it! The “filters” inside of this device are the living the cells of trees. As your breath the “leaves” convert and clean the air. Very cool.

Still, wearing this thing looks like it’s a bit of a hassle. You hold it with your mouth so it captures breath through both your nose and your mouth. Seems like that would keep you from communicating very well and uncomfortable for long periods of time. Still, the concept is awesome. Check out the website for more information.

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