#2265: SweepSeat

In office environments, people often end up eating at their desks…at least it’s usually whilst sitting down that I generate most crumbs, dust, pencil sharpenings etc.

Today’s invention offers a way to cut the costs of office cleaning by having the messy occupants do the work themselves (in an ambient way).


I’ve noticed that office chairs on wheels get dragged all over the place from desk to desk when people are setting up impromptu meetings or staring over shoulders at screens.

This set me thinking that some of the castors on these chairs could operate in the way that old fashioned rotary carpet sweepers did.

As a chair moves about the carpet tiles or wooden floors it automatically picks up crud and stores it in a small receptacle on the top of each castor which can be periodically emptied into a waste bin.

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