Hector Pino was making a good living as an engineer in Santiago when his life took an unexpected turn. A rare medical condition made it difficult for his young daughter to process the minerals in Chile’s drinking water. With his daughter’s kidneys wearing down and her teeth decaying, Pino decided to invent a solution to the problem.
Hello World’s host Ashlee Vance traveled to Santiago to see Pino’s invention in action. It’s a machine dubbed FreshWater that can pull moisture out of the air, filter it and turn it into pure drinking water with the press of a button. It’s said that the best technology resembles magic, and FreshWater certainly fits that description. (Source: Bloomberg)