A bicycle wheel that filters outdoor air pollution simply using the rider’s motion.
Rolloe is a bicycle wheel that filters outdoor air pollution simply using the rider’s motion. Not only do riders get clean air, they create new lungs for their urban city.
How does it work?
Pretty simple really. As the bicycle wheel rotates, air is pulled in, passed through a set of filters, and expelled out purified into the environment.
What happens to the filters?
Sustainability is the core mantra at Rolloe, so it makes sense that the filters should be reusable. Through a pick up/mail in service, used filters are sent back to Rolloe for washing while clean filters are swapped in. Working with external agencies, captured pollutants can be reused into new products such as construction material.
Who can ride Rolloe?
Rolloe aims to initially launch with cycle to hire bicycles, and soon after into the consumer market. Not only are are riders getting cleaner air and helping out the environment, we also want to reward them financially for it. Through city led rewards and selling carbon emissions credits, riders can actually get paid to cycle!
Rolloe is the winner of Design in Plastics 2020. It is currently under engineering development and looks to be commercially available by early 2022.
To find out more visit: https://www.gorolloe.com
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