Forget ironing, the "Effie," is basically an automated ironing system that looks like a device from The Jetsons, as it's capable of ironing up to 12 different items of clothing at once. Simply hang each item on a special hanger and then place it into Effie. It handles all kinds of fabrics, including garments made of polyester, cotton, silk, viscose, and denim, all in about 3 minutes. Plus, the device gets rid of all creases and wrinkles, while reducing time spent ironing by 95%. Continue reading for another video, more pictures and information.
"The idea for the device came in 2015 with the intent of creating machines that would fully automate the home one chore at a time. Engineers Rohan Kamdar and Trevor Kerth decided to begin with laundry due to how time-consuming ironing is. They used small-scale, rapid prototyping tools to create Effie, including 3D printing, acrylic laser cutting, and plastic vacuum forming. They then used specialized software to make each part digitally, and assembled them virtually to make sure that all pieces and technologies worked well. A patent is pending for the device," reports Yahoo News.