Brace yourself for a blast from the past! In concept, this creative invention looks like something that you’d see in the futuristic cartoon series “The Jetsons” and yet, it has a typical 1970s retro design. This human washing machine could have been yours if you lived in 1970s Japan – Sanyo exhibited a suite of futuristic electronics at the 1970 World Expo in Osaka. The collection was meant to show what the “home of the future” would be like, and of course, the Ultrasonic Bath was one of the products on display.
The egg-shaped chamber sat six feet above the ground and contained a chair inside. The user looking to have a bath without having to wet his or her hair was meant to climb into the chamber via ladder and enjoy the various wash cycles – the pre-rinse, the massage bath mode, ultrasonic cycle and lastly, the final rinse. After the washing cycle was completed, the unit commenced the drying cycle that was equipped with “special lights” that helped to further kill germs. The Ultrasonic Bath never went into production…maybe because they marketed it with models wearing swim suits? Or maybe it was because wearing a showercap was a cheaper alternative to keeping one’s hair dry during a bath. Who knows.
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