The Natural Air Purifier
Crowded or poorly ventilated indoor spaces can result in high concentrations of common household gases like volatile organic compounds (VOCs) and carbon dioxide (CO2), causing fatigue, impaired thinking, nausea, and headaches.
Arbor is a sustainable, easily mountable, and clog-free air purifier that enhances the indoor environment through removing particulate and gaseous contaminants, increasing humidity, and releasing negative ions.
Managed the team throughout this 5 months long project
Created all mechanical designs and CAD for Arbor
Facilitated my teammates' electrical design for the air filter
Wrote and submitted a provisional utility patent for the device
Presented Arbor to 2 competitions and the Murphy Seminar
Mockup of moss air filter
1st Place in 2020 White Space Product Development Challenge
5th Place in 2020 PDMA Global Student Innovation Challenge
Trio of McCormick First-Year Students Win Design Contest (5/14/20)
Ideas at the Intersection: Natural Air Purifier (Spring, 2020)