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A Wearable Wrist Device That Purifies Air
By Erwan Xiao, 11 Jul 2013
Russia-based design student Alexander Kostin feels that the rapid development and growth of cities increasingly pollutes our planet and the atmosphere, leading to breathing problems in the population.
Taking inspiration from plants, Kostin designed the ‘Hand Tree’, a wearable wrist device that filters and purifies the air in its immediate surroundings.
Designed for the Electrolux Design Lab competition, the concept device would have two modes: ‘Global’ and ‘Local’.
‘Local’ mode purifies the air when a pollutant is present and creates a zone of clear air around the wearer.
‘Global’ mode simply filters air in general, contributing to the “purification of the planet’s atmosphere”.
Kostin said, “[By] combining millions of personal air purifiers we can achieve the image of living in a forest. If every inhabitant in a big city would wear such a device, we would be all to breathe easily in a smoggy air."
[via Electrolux Design Lab and Ecouterre]
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