Drop zone: New mist descends on kitchen fires

31.05.2010 Smart Home : Smart : Future Family

London – A new automatic fire protection system that can be positioned under any standard tap is designed to extinguish small fires in your kitchen.

If a fire starts, the Automist, developed by Royal College of Art graduates Yusuf Muhammad and Paul Thomas, is triggered automatically by a wireless heat detector or can be activated manually by pushing a button.

Water is then driven through the unique ‘nozzle’ unit, quickly filling the kitchen with water mist. This creates an atmosphere of 30% water that puts out the fire. The clever design uses water mist technology, which is used in confined spaces such as oilrigs and cruise ships.

The device has just been launched after winning the £10,000 James Dyson Award in September last year.

This is a great example of how our homes are becoming increasingly multifunctional. For more on this read our Homestead 3.0 report.

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