This UV LED emitting drone helps keep subways sanitized

How many of you use a hand sanitizer immediately after their subway ride? Ah, so many of us do this! In fact, most public spaces now keep a sanitizer bottle handy for those who are obsessive about cleanliness and germs. Building on this and the fact that enclosed spaces like subway stations are a thriving bed for germs, this set of Korean Designers have designed the GHOST Drone.

Functional Drones are not new (rescue drone, fire extinguishing drones etc.), but what caught my fancy about the GHOST is that, it hopes to solve a genuine problem. The housekeeping staff of stations are efficient, but there is little that they can do about the quality of air and the kind of germs that float around a subway station.

The GHOST Drone flies around the station, spewing UV light via its UV LEDs and sterilizes the air-space around. Easy to operate and focused on providing a healthier environment.

Through an all-way-sensor, it has a smooth flight and efficient sterilization process. Using UV LEDs, ‘GHOST’ with a stationed drone in the subway space is a space care system that provides sterilization service inside the subway, and is designed to quickly and completely sterilize the straight space inside the train. The light goes out, and during the time everyone is asleep, ‘GHOST’ will float for hygienic subway service.

Designers: Off GarageStudio , Yungi Min, Sunghyun Kwon, Ikhyeon Kim & Byeongjae Ha

UV sterilization is the most ecofriendly disinfection method in existence, and is used throughout our lives for various purposes, including food hygiene, water treatment and surface sterilization. In addition, the output of more than 100 milliwatts (mW) can rapidly sterilize to the air and applie to many aspects of our lives.

GHOST with a station inside the train moves in the interior space of the train, sterilizes it with UV, and returns to the station to charge.



New York Subway

Tokyo Subway

Munich subway

Beijing subway

A More Efficient Approach to Cleaning

Whilst nifty robotic vacuum cleaners make a tedious and laborious task far more convenient, they are simply not as efficient as the real-deal; their inability to maneuver around complex obstacles or ascend and descend stairs leads them to require a human to return to the areas that it missed, with a more conventional vacuum. This observation led to the creation of Lizard, which aims to offer a smarter and easier cleaning experience!

The bottom section of Lizard operates as a smart robotic vacuum; the intuitive display makes controlling the compact device, a breeze. Once the cleaning is complete, Lizard will return to its home that features wireless charging. To tackle the hard-to-reach and problem areas, Lizard’s ‘tail’ can be attached. By attaching this component, the unit operates as a conventional vacuum. An ergonomically designed handle that’s paired with a display that highlights the missed areas allows the task to be carried out quickly and efficiently!

Designers: Yungi Min, Jinsu Shim, SangHyeon Na & Ikhyeon Kim

Robotic mode.

Wireless power charging.


Conventional mode.

The display shows areas that have not been cleaned.

Easy to open.



Combination tool.

Crevice tool.

Mattress tool.

ENSEMBLE mirrors your need for crisp ironed shirts

To be honest, not only shirts, but all your laundry can be ironed with easy on the ENSEMBLE. Given the space crunch in most homes, it’s not easy to hide an ironing board, so most of us find innovative ways of masking them as contemporary furniture. (I use mine as a sideboard!) The designers of ENSEMBLE have an innovative solution – a mirror ironing board. On one side you have a full-length mirror and on the flipside you have an ironing board that is very modern and equipped with the latest tech.

With features like switchable iron plates (with brush and plain), to work with different fabrics, the ENSEMBLE is very tech-advanced. It comes with an aroma diffuser to perfume your clothes while steaming them for creases. Color choices include ocean blue, dark brown, cream beige and pure white.

Designers: Sung Hyun Kwon, Ikhyeon Kim, Yungi Min & Byeongjae Ha

Locking function.

Easy to move with ball casters.

The drawers are equipped with steam iron heads, various brush modules, water storage, and perfume storage.

Easy to change the iron heads.

Water storage.

Perfume dispenser.

Perfume storage.