Designers have created a smart bus shelter that filters polluted city air and removes airborne allergens and kills viruses, bacteria and fungi within seconds.
CAPS 2.0, designed by Charis NG in collaboration with Sino Inno Lab and Arup, has been proven to reduce pollution exposure by half and remove 99.95 per cent of PM0.1 airborne allergens, viruses, bacteria, and fungi.
The patented CAPS 2.0 is a second-generation prototype of the system first introduced in 2015, and has been awarded the Gold Medal and the Industrial Design Prize at the 47th International Exhibition of Inventions Geneva in 2019 as well as Gold Medal with Jury Commendation at the Silicon Valley International Invention Festival 2019.
The full-scale CAPS 2.0 bus shelter has been on display at Central and Western District Promenade (Central Section) in Hong Kong from 1 April to 6 June 2021 for the public to have a first-hand experience of the novel filtration and sanitisation technologies of this innovative air purification system.
CAPS 2.0 works by drawing in surrounding polluted air, creating an invisible shield-like air curtain from the underside of the canopy, while concurrently generating air currents within that space to clean up the air.
Polluted air is then internally purified with its dual protection technology, air sanitizer and multi-HEPA filers, which removes harmful suspended particles and eliminates coronaviruses.
Daryl NG, Deputy Chairman of Sino Group says: "Sino Group is committed to innovating new technologies that improve healthy living in urban environments.' "We are very encouraged by the positive feedback of our award-winning concept of a city air purification system, and are hopeful that it will be widely adopted and have a significant impact on improving people's lives, starting with cleaner air while they wait roadside for their daily public transportation."
The CAPS 2.0 bus shelter will now travel on to Olympian City.