What do you do when you have to wash clothes every day but you can’t afford a washing machine? You go ahead and invent one of your own.

At least that’s what Remya Jose from Kerala did when she was just 14. Tired of washing clothes by hand every day, the young innovator went ahead and invented the washing-cum-exercise machine that uses pedalling, as opposed to electricity, to wash and dry the clothes.

Not only can the machine wash close to three kilos of clothes at a time, the clothes even come out 80% dry, saving both time and energy.

She has since gone on to win the national award for this feat and now works at the National Innovation Foundation in Ahmedabad, using her innovative skills to produce many more such machines.