kristen tapping, a student at london south bank university, has created a bicycle wheel with pollution filters that uses movement to actively purify the air. dubbed ROLLOE — roll off emissions — the wheel can take the busiest, most polluted roadways, and with zero energy, except for the pedal power from the cyclist, it aims to tackle one of the most pressing problems of the modern urban age: pollution.
images by kristen tapping
‘cycling through london, I was able to see and smell the pollution coming from tires and tailpipes,’ comments kristen tapping on the motivation behind her project. ‘I thought – why not use the movement from vehicles to filter the air? if it seems the product has a future, I may try to develop it to a commercial level.’
ROLLOE was designed to fit within the front of a standard bike frame and features preliminary activated carbon and