|Dyson Supports Solar Pedal-Powered Water
By: Cindy Wendland
If you think the blog title is a mouthful, try to get your arms around the invention. First of all, the Dyson owner has a foundation that supports engineering projects and encourages young minds. He offers awards for designs that solve problems. One design winner was Kristof Retezar of Vienna, Austria. His product is called Fontus, and it's a device that pulls drinkable water from the air as you cycle.
“Powered by solar cells, Fontus can collect about half a liter of H20 with an hour's worth of cycling and the correct weather conditions.” For bikers that need to rehydrate, how great to have a continual water supply as you ride. Plus it is a cool-looking bike accessory. On a larger scale, water scarcity is an issue worldwide, and Fontus is a great way to generate clean drinking water.
A self-filling water bottle is an innovative product. It solves a problem and showcases wonderful engineering. It also uses a practice of harvesting water from the air that has been used for over 2000 years in some cultures. It’s a great application of a new twist on an old method. We’re looking forward to seeing this come to market.
Cindy Wendland has a background in marketing and finance. She is the creative director for an online men's health magazine, BrainBrawnBody.com, and she gets to write their leisure/travel blog. She is also a web designer helping her clients with online community engagement, websitesbywendland.com. Prior to her web years, she worked in pharmacy consulting.
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