After 4 years of research and no less than 187 prototypes, Dyson came up with what it claims to be the world’s best hair free vacuum brush for its line of advanced vacuums.
Hate it when hair clogs the rotating brushes of your vacuum cleaner? Dyson new tangle-free turbine tool might be the answer you have been waiting for. According to the company this is the only turbine tool that doesn’t get tangled with hair. The Dyson tangle-free turbine has counter-rotating heads with brushes that remove hair and dirt from carpets and upholstery and its flexible heads bend to maintain contact across uneven surfaces. The heads are positioned so the brushes reach to the front and side of the tool, drawing in hair and dirt from all directions and combined with the powerful suction force of the vacuum help move most hair away into the bin.
Coming up with the exact design of the tangle-free turbine was no easy task. 50 engineers spend four years working at Dyson on 187 head prototypes until they came out with the perfect vacuum attachment for the job. Another important feature of the new brush is its ability to reach dust and hair at the very edge of the room, carpet or sofa. According to Dyson, the brushes maintain contact over a larger proportion of the area underneath the tool. The brushes reach much further forwards, dislodging hair and dirt right up the edges of stairs and upholstery.
The following video shows how the new Dyson vacuum attachment works
The tangle-free turbine works with Dyson DC19 vacuums onward (excluding DC24 and cordless). What is the price for a hair free vacuum head you ask? $70 according to Dyson.
More information on the tangle-free turbine can be found on the company dedicated webpage.
This is not the first time we cover an innovative invention by Dyson. In 2009 TFOT covered the “Dyson’s Bladeless Fan” – a table fan that uses Air Multiplier technology to generate smooth, uninterrupted airflow with no unpleasant buffeting.
Iddo has a B.A. in Philosophy and Cognitive Science and an M.A. in Philosophy of Science from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. He is currently writing his Ph.D. thesis on the relationship between the scientific community and industry. Iddo was awarded the 2006 Bar Hillel philosophy of science prize for his work on the relationship between science and technology. He is a member of the board of the lifeboat foundation and was the editor of several high-profile science and technology websites since 1999.
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