Wearable Clean Air

Marrying the concept of wearable technology with appliances is a new arena that designers are delving into. Imagine wearing a device or appliance that dispels purified air that is aromatic and the fragrance customizable. Say hello to the Hand Tree, a personal air purifier concept that cleans and filters the air around the wearer.

Working on the principle of plants, Hand Tree absorbs the dirty air and emits purified one, thus creating its own atmosphere around a person. It surrounds a person with perfume of their choice.

Hand Tree is an Electrolux Design Lab 2013 semi-finalist project.

Designer: Alexandr Kostin

15 Comments

  • JAKVOL says:

    Is this anywhere near real?

  • call_me_dave says:

    working on the principle of plants? lol

  • Espen says:

    “creating its own atmosphere around a person. It surrounds a person with perfume of their choice.”

    …in areas without wind and when the wearer is stationary

    The idea is good, making everyone contribute to cleaning up their habitat, but the concept needs some refinement to be realistic, especially on the functional side.

  • Yes, it needs to be like a face piece, perhaps kind of like a microphone or earpiece.

  • Stanislas Ogokeh says:

    Great idea but I have some doubts in its efficiency. How much cubic meter of air can it purify per minute. If the wearer is in an area that is windy or exposed to the element such as rain and snow, would he/she even be able to notice the difference in air purity?

  • Stanislas Ogokeh says:

    Great idea but I have some doubts in its efficiency. How much cubic meter of air can it purify per minute. If the wearer is in an area that is windy or exposed to the elements such as rain and snow, would he she even be able to notice the difference in air purity?

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