Washington: A group of Swedish engineers have developed a machine that converts sweat from gym clothes into drinking water.
Stefan Ronge, chief creative officer at Deportivo, an advertising agency, told Discovery News that the target is to highlight the shortage of fresh water in some parts of the world.
UNICEF and Deportivo are going to showcase the machine at the Gotha Cup, a youth soccer tournament, this week, where players are going to going to give their clothes to extract sweat from and get a cup of water back.
The machine built by engineer Andreas Hammar has been dubbed the Sweat Machine.
To extract water from sweat, clothes are put in the dryer component.
The machine spins to squeeze sweat out of the clothes, this is then heated, exposed to UV light and then to get rid of salts and bacteria it is pushed through the high-tech filters.
The water is then sent through a coffee filter to get the cloth fibres out.