Ever wondered what it's like to take a shower in space? A new invention from Swedish start-up Orbital Systems might just give you an inkling. Well, kind of.
The hi-tech Shower of the Future was created by Mehrdad Mahdjoubi, who just happens to be a former employee of NASA.
His device was inspired by the showers being developed for expeditions to Mars and reportedly uses up to 90 per cent less water and 80 per cent less energy than a standard shower.
It works by recycling a small amount of water on a loop, and that doesn't mean your water gets progressively dirtier as you shower. Instead, a very clever capsule in the base of the shower collects and purifies the water until it's drinkable, then sends it back through to the shower head.
This means you can shower for as long as you like without worrying about how much water you're using, which is fantastic if you're on a meter.
"What we are doing is we are changing the way we humans are relating to domestic water consumption," Mr Mahdjoubi told the Huffington Post UK.
"With the Shower of the Future, you can live a greener lifestyle without compromising on comfort."
The appliance has been tested all over Sweden and is now ready for launch worldwide. The most likely first customers will include hotels and leisure clubs.
Indeed, with a price tag of more than £2,000, it probably won't be appearing in the average consumer's bathroom any time soon.
Fortunately there are some less expensive ways to save water in the shower. For example, you can use an aerating shower head that mixes water with air and reduces the overall amount of H2O used, or you can fit a flow restrictor to your shower hose.
If you want to find out more about water-saving shower parts, just give The Shower Doctor a call or contact us online and we'll be happy to advise you.