Ever since indoor plumbing made its debut, towels have been the primary way to dry off after a shower. However, towels do not dry themselves efficiently, and a moist towel can become a breeding ground for bacteria and mold. A New York-based start-up known as Body Dryer has created an eponymous device that hopes to eliminate towel usage altogether. The Body Dryer appears to be a household digital scale. However, the device is also capable of blowing “forced ionized air” that can be either hot or cold.
The Body Dryer is in the midst of an Indiegogo campaign and, when released, the device will retail for $250. Though initially designed for home use, the Body Dryer is now being marketed to gyms and other high traffic shower locations where conditions are not always very hygienic.