Innovations for Health: Can a Body Dryer Help You Prevent Athlete’s Foot Fungus?

A futuristic new gadget promises to revolutionize the bathroom as we know it. The Body Dryer may look like an ordinary bathroom scale — and it is a weight scale… but it’s also a body dryer that eliminates the need for bath towels. Can this help people who suffer from chronic athlete’s foot infections? We think it just might.

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The Body Dryer may put an end to unsanitary towels once and for all.

How Does the Body Dryer Work?

The Body Dryer is said to completely dry your body off within 30 seconds. To use, you simply plug the five-foot cord into a standard AC electrical outlet and step on the 2×2-foot scale. You can control the temperature, choosing warm air in the winter and cool air in the summer. As shown in their promotional video, the Body Dryer can also be used for drying off after a swim.

Currently, there is just a prototype of the Body Dryer built, but the crowdfund page has raised over $300,000 — well over the modest $50,000 goal — to continue building and marketing the invention. Today is the last day of the campaign, where early backers could receive a device at half-price ($125). According to Mashablethe company has “sold units on every continent except Antarctica and received more than 300 requests for distribution rights.”

How Can the Body Dryer Help People with Athlete’s Foot?

When asked why he decided to create The Body Dryer, founder Tyler Overk simply answered: “Germs.”

There has long been debate over whether or not towels are sanitary. Overk explained that the warm, wet surface of a towel invites bacterial and fungal growth, particularly if it doesn’t dry properly. “If you dry off with it again, you are putting those bacteria back onto yourself,” he told Mashable. This could lead to health issues such as athlete’s foot, toenail fungus, ringworm, and other serious infections.

“The bathroom rug is actually the ripest source of skin cells, bacteria and mildew,” Overk added, explaining that all water and body particles drain down to the feet as a person dries off. The Body Dryer eliminates this problem altogether.

Many people get athlete’s foot because they do not adequately dry between their toes before sticking them into socks and shoes. Recurring infections are common when people re-use towels that have already been contaminated by fungal spores. The Body Dryer can help people dry off, without the risk of contaminating themselves.

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The SteriShoe UV shoe sanitizer is recommended by over 1,000 podiatrists. Image Source:

SteriShoe UV Shoe Sanitizer: A Great Complement to the Body Dryer

Shoe Care Innovations is all about exciting, new gadgets. A few years ago, we created the only clinically-proven ultraviolet light shoe sanitizer to help people with recurring athlete’s foot infections to rid themselves of the microscopic spores in their footwear once and for all. This UV device eliminates up to 99.9% of bacteria, fungi, and viruses within 45 minutes.

At the time, it seemed very high-tech and revolutionary. Now you’ll see a few knock-offs being advertised, and you’ll also find SteriShoe UV Sanitizer in more than 1,000 podiatrist clinics. We have even received the American Podiatric Medical Association’s Seal of Acceptance. While you may have to wait a bit for the Body Dryer to become available, you can order a SteriShoe UV shoe sanitizer for your home now. Try it risk-free for 30 days!