Linus Tan - 06 Nov 2020
Naturally Purify Your Air With Plants: Vitesy Natede
The air we breathe in from around us has a profound impact on our health. As a pioneering garden city, we've always taken pride in ensuring that our air is fresh and clean. But just because you can't see what's in the air around you with a naked eye, does not always mean that it is free of pollution.
In a bid to improve the quality of air directly around us, humans have devised air purifying systems for decades to remove viruses, odours, and bacteria from our air. And with all the advancements in technology that we have since seen, we've come to build devices that are really powerful at doing just that.
Today, we'll be taking a look at an air purifier, but it's not the ordinary kind you have in mind. To give you a hint, it is a smart natural air purifier and indoor air quality monitor that combines nature, technology, and design. It may sound a little ambiguous for now but we'll go into the details to explain it a little better. First, say hello to Vitesy.
Natede by Vitesy
The Vitesy Natede.
Vitesy is modern tech company based in Italy that designs and produces a new class of air purifiers that works together with plants to make our air clean and healthy again.
It all started with the results from a NASA Clean Air Study that was published in 1989 and since their inception in 2015, they have concluded two successful Kickstarter campaigns and have managed to spread their mission all around the world.
Their latest innovation is the Natede.
In essence, it's a flower pot combined with Vitesy's proprietary technology that helps to enhance the purification of air done naturally by plants. We'll breakdown the science behind the process a little for you in the next paragraph, so that you can get a better idea of the magic that takes place.
Amplifying the Natural Power of Plants
The Vitesy Natede.
Natede by Vitesy incorporates living plants into their design to help purify indoor air using the natural superpowers of the plant.
Natede comes with two main filters: the plant itself and a photocatalytic filter.
The plant captures large particles like dust and pet hair, while the photocatalytic filter eliminates smaller pollutants.
The main mechanism of Natede is phytoremediation. Through this process, living plants can accumulate and eliminate contaminants in soils, water, or air, rendering them harmless.
Natede is also designed with a photocatalytic filter, which is specially coated in titanium dioxide.
The Vitesy Natede.
When light is shone on the filter in a process known as photocatalysis, it sends off a catalytic reaction on the filter's surface that successfully eliminates up to 93% of VOCs, 99% of bacteria, viruses, fine-particulate and odours as they pass through it.
Through years of research with leading institutes on plant neurobiology in the world, Vitesy has enhanced the efficiency of this purification process by multiple folds so that Natede can destroy pollutants of any size, including the most microscopic VOCs (airborne chemicals).
Natede works on the full spectrum of indoor air pollutants like allergens, mold, bacteria, viruses, and airborne chemicals (VOCs) to fully eliminate them from the air in your home.
Among the different indoor air pollutants, Natede eliminates benzene, xylene, ammonia, formaldehyde, carbon monoxide, nitrogen dioxide and PM 2.5.
This is incredibly crucial in today's world where even indoor air could be filled with impurities and microbes that can lead to health issues.
If you are sensitive to air quality due to allergies, asthma or other conditions, Natede will be a great ally to your nasal and eye symptoms. It allows you to breathe clean air and improve your health over time.
The photocatalytic filter also alleviate odours from pets, cigarettes and cigars, cooking, mildew, and more.
Breathe clean, fresh air when you sleep.
Worthy to mention is the fact that the filters used in Natede are reusable, so there's no need to constantly buy a new filter from time to time to replace it.
The filters are easy to wash and do not require any special cleaning agent or equipment to clean.
This helps avoid any additional expenses and also reduces waste.
In summary, Natede's superpowers come from the combined action between phytoremediation and photocatalysis: bad air flows through the plant and undergoes the first purification process; when the air then passes through the photocatalytic filter, the smallest pollutant particles present are destroyed.
Monitor the Air Around You
Monitor your Internal Air Quality (IAQ).
Equipped with the most highly advanced sensors, Natede can accurately measure temperature and humidity in your home or office, plus it can measure pollutants (VOCs), fine particulates (PM2.5), and carbon monoxide (CO).
You can use the mobile app that works together with Natede to check your home's air status. It will show you real-time monitoring of the Internal Air Quality (IAQ) in your space.
Natede can also connect with other smart home devices, such as Amazon Alexa and Google Home. It reports the quality of the air that you breathe, and you can manage it using voice commands.
Natede also features a proximity sensor that lets you turn it on and off using simple hand gestures. It also has a bright heart that beats flat or fast depending on the level of your indoor air quality. A fixed light would indicate excellent breathing air.
Sustainably Made for the World
Vitesy pledges to plant 10 mangroves for every product sold.
Natede is made in Italy using the highest quality recycled plastic and natural wood to help reduce waste that harms our surrounding.
It has also been designed to be easily recyclable; all its parts are assembled by interlocking without requiring any glue.
It also features a self-watering system that helps to further reduce water consumption.
As a company, Vitesy is committed to giving back to the environment.
As part of their efforts, they have collaborated with Eden Reforestation Project and have pledged to plant 10 mangroves in Madagascar for every product sold as a way to rebuild our home planet.
Breathe Better, Live Better
The perfect companion for your workspace.
As we eat, live, and sleep in a highly-industrialised metropolis that sees nature being replaced with roads, houses, and buldings, the air around us is bound to get more polluted.
It's time to bring back nature into our homes and cultivate an environment of clean, fresh air to get us breathing right and living well.
Natede by Vitesy retails for $699 and you can experience it first-hand at Synced by District.