The UNICEF sweat machine was unveiled at the youth Gothia cup soccer tournament. It reportedly transforms sweat into drinkable water.
Fancy a glass of sweat?
It may sound gross, but a new machine that turns human perspiration into drinking water is now on the market.
The “sweat machine” — which squeezes moisture from clothes before purifying it — could one day prove key to solving the world’s water problems.
The device’s creator, Andreas Hamma. UNICEF says it has no plans to mass produce the machine.
World children’s charity UNICEF developed and built the device to raise awareness about the lack of clean water in many parts of the world.
It was unveiled during the international youth Gothia Cup soccer tournament in Gothenburg, Sweden, this week.
Players handed over their sweat-drenched shirts which, on average, produced around 10 ml of drinking water each.
At the unveiling of the sweat machine, soccer players had their shirts wrung out. On average, each article of clothing produced 10 ml of drinkable water.
“We wanted to raise this subject in a new, playful and engaging way,” said UNICEF Sweden’s Per Westberg.
“Our Sweat Machine is a reminder that we all share the same water. We all drink and sweat in the same way, regardless of how we look or what language we speak,” he added.
Despite the investment and relative success of the kit, charity bosses said they currently had no plans for it to be mass produced, reports Science World Report.
This was because, they said, it was at the moment cheaper and more efficient to supply water purifying pills which cost just $ 30 per 5,000.