bObsweep, more than just a robot vacuum cleaner

Tired of Dust Allergies?


Numerous scientific studies have shown that the ultra-fine particles, including allergens, dust mites, and chemical particles in the air, are harmful to our health. They can be absorbed through lung tissues right into our blood stream. These ultra-fine particles are small enough to penetrate a cell's mitochondria (the center and brain of the cell) and cause cell damage. It is estimated that ultra-fine particles can subtract up to 10 years from a person's life. A study by The American Heart Association shows that these ultra-fine particles can increase the risk of heart attacks and strokes.

Take dust mites for instance; these are microscopic creatures that belong to the same class as spiders and ticks (they have eight legs, not six like insects). They feed primarily on dead skin cells regularly shed by humans and animals. Dust mites thrive in places where their primary food source is most likely to be found: on mattresses, pillows, bed covers, carpets, upholstered furniture, stuffed toys, clothes, or other fabric items in the home.

Mite waste products contain an allergen (a substance that causes an allergic immune reaction) that, according to the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America, adversely affects about 20 million Americans. Sensitive individuals become exposed to this allergen when they inhale household dust, which contains dust mites and their waste products. Exposure to dust mites can trigger an attack in an asthmatic person sensitive to the dust mite allergen. For persons allergic to dust mite allergen, exposure can cause allergic rhinitis (hay fever), which is characterized by nasal congestion, itching, and sneezing. In addition, exposure to dust mites may cause children who are predisposed to develop asthma to do so.

While you can’t get rid of dust mites completely, you can minimize their multiplying numbers by placing air purifiers in your bedrooms, and making sure all your vacuum cleaning home appliances are equipped with HEPA Filters. High Efficient Particulate Air (HEPA) filters are made of fine glass fibers. HEPA filters can capture the smallest of particles, down to 0.3 microns in size, 99.97 percent of the time. These filters trap smoke, molds, bacteria, dust mites, pollen and other particles.



In addition to cleaning the visible dust and particles in your rooms, Bobsweep is designed to get rid of microscopic germs and harmful allergens. Bobsweep is equipped with an advanced HEPA filter. It is recommended that people with dust allergies vacuum and mop their hard floors and carpets once a day. The good news is, while you might not have the time or the motivation to go through that painful task everyday, Bob doesn't mind going around your house cleaning it from all harmful particles even twice a day. Once Bobsweep sucks the particles inside his belly, the HEPA filter inside the dust bin prevents them from escaping. Make sure you change the HEPA filter every three to six months depending on how often you use Bobsweep and how sensitive you are to allergens.

As Bob drifts over your floors automatically vacuuming and mopping every corner and surface, a UV lamp underneath it obliterates the harmful germs that come in its path. With these deep cleaning features, Bobsweep, the intelligent floor cleaner, is a great investment towards a healthier family.


HEPA filter embedded in Bobsweep can help you fight back with allergy and asthma


Bob uses a HEPA filter to protect you

    Most vacuum cleaners use porous bags which allow dust particles to escape through their exhaust; so your vacuum cleaner picks up the dust from one place and dumps it back into the air through its exhaust. As you have probably heard before, using a HEPA filter on the way of your vacuum cleaner's exhaust prevents the small particles from escaping the container. Remember, just because a vacuum cleaner has a HEPA filter (a.k.a. HEPA vacuum cleaners) does not mean no particles can escape its bin. Many so-called anti-allergen HEPA filtered vacuum cleaners still allow micron size allergens to escape through their filter, mainly because their high suction power pushes the air hardly into the container and so the particles are pushed back into the room.     Bobsweep has a different design than that of a vacuum cleaner for that very reason. Here is how Bob manages to keep the particles inside his bin: Bob's container is equipped with a HEPA filter that traps the particles as they enter the container; the air sucked in through Bob's belly doesn't pass through its container to get out; it passes through a separate conduit. Furthermore, since vacuuming is only one of the methods that Bob uses to clean (he sweeps and is equipped with two brushes), he doesn't need to use a high vacuum power. That is why once a particle enters Bob's container, it stays there to stay! This is yet another feature that distinguishes Bobsweep from an automatic vacuum cleaner.    
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