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PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Parents and teachers know children who play outside in the snow often come back inside with wet hats and gloves.

Now there’s a new device to help them get dry and warm at school. It’s called the “Eco-Dryer.”

A Michigan woman created the mechanism after becoming frustrated over her children’s soggy winter gear.

The Eco-Dryer dries students’ gloves from the inside using heat from classroom vents. It also has properties to limit bacterial growth.

The Eco-Dryer is being installed in all Michigan schools.