Chores, chores, chores. Some days, it feels like the list is never-ending, and the motivation to accomplish the mundane tasks depleted.
But now, thanks to an invention designed by students in China, you can check exercise and laundry washing off your to-do list.
The Bike Washing Machine (or BiWa, as the students have dubbed it) is a human-powered washing machine that encourages you to multitask and conserve water while boosting your fitness in a fun, efficient way. According to the students who created BiWa, the way it works is simple. “When you ride this bike, the pedaling motion causes the drum of the washing machine to rotate,” they write on Tuvie.
The innovative bike – which has not yet hit markets – was designed by students at Dalian Nationalities University in China.
The pedals help spin and rotate the front wheel, which is actually a clothing drum. And, any excess energy created by burning off calories is used to power a display screen that keeps the cyclist aware of the wash cycle’s progress.
The Bike Washing Machine encourages you to conserve energy and get fit while completing household tasks.
When your kids or your hubby have excess energy to burn off, have them cycle, too, as excess energy can be stored for subsequent use.
The most common complaint today is that people just ‘don’t have enough time.’ This neat invention not only frees up extra minutes, but it also inspires you to get active while completing household chores.
And, for college students and families on a budget, the bike can save money long-term as there are fewer trips to the laundromat as well as less time spent trekking across town.
Designers : Xuefei Liu, Di Fang, Linhao Su, Zhanbing Li, Xiaoyu Gao Xueyi Wang, Wen Fan, Liying Zhu, Deqian Zhao, Huan Li, Mengmeng Hu and Weiwei Li of Dalian Nationalities University