Idea Details

Team and Contact Details

SNo Student Name School Degree Year Email
1hajra arifSMMEMastersFirsthajra.arif90@gmail.com

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Do you need expertises from another area: No
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Idea Details

Idea Name: clean sweep
Slogan: cleaning made easy
Supervisor Name: dr. Jawad khan
Supervisor Designation: assistant professor
Supervisor School: smme
Supervisor Department: robotics and AI
Contact number: 051-90856058
Email ID: jawad.khan@smme.nust.edu.pk
Abstract:
    Handrails can serve as a potential source of transmitting pathogenic agents as they harbor pathogens. To tackle this issue, a device is designed which will cleanse the handrails of all the bacteria.
What is the unmet need in society that your idea will fulfill ?
    In a study examining the handrails in the public metro rail system in Washington DC, about 67% of samples were contaminated with bacteria. Some of these pathogens can result in severe infections in immunocompromised individuals.Therefore, it is must to control colonization of the pathogens on rails.
Who needs it ? How many would benefit ?
   This device can be used at commercial and domestic places for example hospitals, offices, shopping malls, subway stations and as well as houses. People of all ages, from elders to children, will benefit from it.It would reduce the contact between bacteria and humans leading to a healthier lifestyle.
How will the solution works
    As the device moves along the rail, a solution of antibacterial soap will be sprayed then the dryer will dry the surface. it will have an input system for how many times the user wants it to operate in a day, for eg: in hospitals it can be used after every hour whereas in a house maybe 3 times a day. It will start automatically as per given instructions and stop automatically by the help of a sensor. If the device is working and someone places a hand on the rail, it will stop automatically.
Who are your competitors ? How is your solution different
    there are many devices to clean handrails but none of them are automated. They need human assistance where as clean sweep will be a fully automated device only the solution container will have to be filled one time a day.
Status: Approved
Entry Date & Time: 2018-12-22 (1648)