Hard times for bathrobes and towels: beyond the issue of hygiene there is always the hassle of washing and replacing them at a dizzying rate. Those for the body, then, have a very short life and are consumed at breakneck speed.
Arebo is… What is it? I don't know if there is already a name for such a thing. We could call it a "body dryer". A device that aims to make the drying process easier and more hygienic after a shower or bath.
The external aspect is a bit reminiscent of a scale, and I really don't see why it couldn't incorporate this function too. What is the mechanism behind the device?
The appliance works by stepping on it as soon as you get out of a bathroom or shower. It distributes hot or cold air throughout the body, a bit like an “air” towel, to eliminate the need to dry off with a bathrobe.
The unit is able to dry the user in seconds thanks to the speed of the air jet. The “drying wind” travels at over 50 kilometers per hour: thanks to him, the person who uses Arebo is ready to get dressed in a few moments.
Arebo is very easy to use: “grandma-proof,” it reads in his presentation on the Kickstarter crowdsourcing platform. Immediate and versatile: it adapts to all ages and all builds. Of course, it has a small weight limit, it does not dry people over 150kg, but the next versions will perhaps also obviate this inconvenience.
Energy also gives thanks
The body dryer focuses on eliminating the need for towels and bathrobes, which are often loaded with bacteria, but also has positive implications for the environment.
In fact, the device also eliminates the need to do laundry constantly. Saving water, energy (the hairdryer alone consumes more watts) and detergents.
Gianluca Riccio, born in 1975, is the creative director of an advertising agency, copywriter and journalist. He is affiliated with Italian Institute for the Future, World Future Society and H +, Network of Italian Transhumanists. Since 2006 he directs Futuroprossimo.it, the Italian resource of Futurology.
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Gianluca Riccio, copywriter and journalist - Born in 1975, he is the creative director of an advertising agency, he is affiliated with the Italian Institute for the Future, World Future Society and H +, Network of Italian Transhumanists.