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jane powers: Concept Proposal: Exchange: symbiotic moments

Concept Overview:

I'm interested in creating a prototype wearable that allows for an exchange of O2 and CO2 between the wearer and the plants in a waistpack terrarium. People and plants have a symbiotic relationship in that people, through respiration, take in O2 and give off CO2 while plants need CO2 for photosynthesis, and give off O2 as a byproduct. People who have certain medical conditions, such as emphysema and pneumonia, or who are in a reduced O2 environment or exerting themselves, especially in high altitudes, can require/benefit from added O2. Many plants in an enhanced CO2 environment have increased growth.


Cycle between autotrophs and heterotrophs. Autotrophs can use carbon dioxide (CO2) and water to form oxygen and complex organic compounds, mainly through the process of photosynthesis. All organisms can use such compounds to again form CO2 and water through cellular respiration.

The following pdf provides documentation of the project development.


Waistpack Carrier


Breathing O2--Exhaling CO2


On the Road

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