The Dyson Airblade Tap is a tap that washes and dries hands. (Dyson)
Thanks to an innovation by Dyson, it is now possible to wash and dry your hands with a tap without having to move or use two appliances. After its speedy electric hand dryer launched seven years ago, the British brand presented its new inventions in New York on Monday including the Dyson Airblade Tap, a tap with an integrated system for washing and drying hands.
The Dyson Airblade Tap, presented by the brand as hygienic, economic and environmentally-friendly, is activated by infrared sensors that detect hand movements. To start with, the user washes their hands normally then spreads them under the lateral tubes to start the system, which is equipped with Airblade technology. Two curtains of air then shoot onto the hands as the drops of water that are swept off fall back into the sink.
As well as technologically innovative, the system also offers environmental advantages. The brand points out that the machine reduces the carbon footprint by 70% compared to paper towels and by a minimum of 74% compared to other dryers. The dryer is also hygienic thanks to its HEPA filter which captures 99.9% of bacteria and viruses in the air. Dyson claims that the system can dry hands in 12 seconds.