#2131: Dermistor

Today’s invention is a variant on the Dyson Airblade product.

I’ve been hearing several women complaining about this device. It seems that when they look down on the backs of their hands within the machine, any loose skin flaps about and makes even young women, who are unfairly sensitised to such issues, feel ancient.

A simple solution would be to encourage everyone to put their hands in, palm-up. The palm surface is comparatively taut and doesn’t look old when buffeted.

Or the machines could be mounted a bit higher on the wall, preventing a downview.

Today’s invention however is a curved sheet of diffusing, translucent plastic fitted over the top of the device like a windshield. This allows users to see where their hands must go, behind the shield, but obscures the detail of their skin.