Hack Turns Bike Into Air Filtering Machine For Beijing [Video]
Artist Matt Hope is on a mission to combat the city's pollution with a bike that cleans the air and sends it to a mask worn by the cyclist.
The pollution in Beijing is a real problem for anyone walking or cycling around the city. But, if they were to drive, they’d just add to this problem. So artist Matt Hope, who is based in Beijing, decided to create a unique solution: an air filter attached to his bike that provides clean air as he rides along.
For the “breathing bike,” Hope put his mechanical engineering background to good use combating pollution. Hyperallergic reports that the bike creates electricity as you pedal, which powers a wind generator.