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The Hand Tree is a bracelet that purifies smoggy or polluted air with the aid of a carbon filter.

As the human race continues to expand and urbanize, air pollution is becoming a serious, pressing issue – in major cities such as Beijing and Tehran you can literally see the problem before your eyes. Electrolux Design Lab Semifinalist Alexandr Kostin has developed a personal solution to atrocious atmospheres. The Hand Tree is a bracelet that incorporates a small filter that purifies the air. The designer believes if a whole population of people were outfitted with such a device, the technology could help to combat smog much like a forest of mobile trees.
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