Modern Living: The People Washer

THE girl climbing into the Ningen Sentakuki will emerge moments later —scrubbed clean by hot water, massaged by small rubber spheres that are churned by high-frequency sound, and dried by the heat of an infra-red lamp. But at $6,600, the "human washing machine" developed by Osaka's Sanyo Electric Co. is out of reach of all but the filthy rich.

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