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Door Mat That Sucks Dirt From Shoes, Helps Keep Your Home Clean
By Anthea Quay, 18 Jun 2012
Japanese company Paionia Furyokuki has developed a door mat that vacuums dirt from the soles of shoes when users step on it.
When placed outside a door and stepped on, dirt from people’s shoes get sucked by the mat and collected into a container, before users can walk in with the dirt—helping homes or buildings keep clean more easily.
The dirt collected can also be easily disposed of.
“The mat itself suctions dirt, so the mat is always clean,” Satoshi Harada of the company told DigInfo TV. “The mat has an unusual concept, as the mat itself stops dirt from being carried into a building, by cleaning people’s shoes.”
The system consists of a mat, a cleaner, a hose, front and back slopes and a sensor.
“The sensor detects a person approaching, and turns on the cleaner. This mat doesn’t need installation work; it can be used as soon as it’s put in place,” he said.
For a size of about 50cm x 100cm, the mat retails at US$6,250.
Watch the video below to see how it actually works:
[via DigInfo TV]
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