While traditional clothes washers use a horizontal spinning motion that can tangle and tear clothing, the 'Xiaoro' uses a vertical massaging system instead. Designers George Duan and Boya Zhao created this machine to simplify the traditional laundry chore.
The machine itself uses a silicone bag placed within its interior, which can expand and decrease to effectively wash loads of any size. When clothes are added to the bag, it expands while water fills the areas between each article of clothing. Then, a massaging ring moves up and down the silicone bag, which kneads the garments to provide an adequate wash.
When the clothes washer is finished, a vacuum sucks the water out of the bag and squeezes the clothes dry. This gentle machine is designed to clean clothes and acts as an alternative option for those who dislike the traditional spin cycle.