Cicada ToothBrushLonglist 2021
these several years we have seen so many toothbrushes which are combined with many apps, A. I and technology. but what if we could find a solution from nature.
so I decided to design an ergonomic antibacterial toothbrush that could be safe from bacteria with the structure of cicada wings.
what is cicada: in summer, annual cicadas emerge from underground all over the world, thickening the air with their distinctive clacking and rattling.
Now, cicadas may provide another means for humans, Recent science shows that tiny structures on cicada wings kill bacteria, which could give us another way to fight with them.
the scientist observed tiny cone-shaped bumps called nanopillars covering both sides in hexagonal arrangement,
To understand how this toothbrush works think of a bacteria-like water balloon. with a diameter several times larger than the distance between cones, one cell rests on many nanopillars.
- Reza Parsa ( Iranian product designer)
- Product design: object
cicada an antibacterial toothbrush
Reza Parsa ( Iranian product designer)