Duracell have installed a heating system in a bus shelter that functions on a unique concept; one person can’t activate the system alone. Two conductive pads have been installed on either side of the shelter, and when the circuit is completed through hand-to-hand contact, four vents in the ceiling produce a pleasant jet of warm air. Continuous heat is only achieved by the completed circuit of two or more people working together.
“In this winter of ice storms and a polar vortex, moments of warmth are few and far between. We wanted to see if we could change that.” said Duracell.
This concept effectively brings strangers together by breaking the ice (figuratively AND literally) through human contact and experiencing shared warmth on more than one level.