Handheld UV Cleanser, MK-3
Prevent the spread of harmful bacteria and viruses with this handheld device. This product is great for disinfecting ATM and grocery store keyboards, incoming mail packages, public toilets, kitchen counters (especially after preparing things like raw chicken) and more.
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The outbreak of COVID-19 has increased the public’s interest in various chemical and non-chemical disinfection methods. One of the most promising and quickest surface disinfection methods is irradiation by UV-C light which is an existing technology used commonly.
Alongside professional usage, UV-C disinfection is getting more and more attention for personal usage at home or on the go. However, most currently available devices are cheap, unreliable and often dangerous to use.
We propose to build a small, hand-held, battery powered, LED based UV-C surface disinfecting device which aims to solve the issues with the lower-quality devices flooding the market. Firstly, the device has an UV-C output power of 250 mW which is capable to kill viruses and bacteria at a quick rate. Most similar devices are not that powerful.
Secondly, we are planning to use a carefully engineered reflecting sheet, which focuses the UV-C light to a narrow line, increasing the light intensity, hence increasing the disinfection rate. This gives it a focused laser-effect.
Thirdly, the device is fitted with numerous safety features which protect the user. A proximity sensor measures the distance between the device and the surface to be disinfected, which acts as an interlock. If the device is held at an incorrect distance, the UV-C light cannot be turned on.
Furthermore, the light emission is stopped as soon as the device is moved too closely toward or too from the surface. An accelerometer and gyroscope continuously tracks the motion of the device and shuts the light emission down in case of any sudden, unwanted movement. This prevents people from waving it around in a way that could hurt people’s eyes.
Is this an invention?
No. There are other handheld UV cleansers out there that exist, but none of them have been engineered with such quality to be so powerful, with targeting and safety technology that gives you the peace of mind you need to know when you’ve effectively disinfected any given surface, while minimizing the risk of harming yourself or others in the process.
It’s important that you do not rush to buy a cheaper one you may find on Chinese websites. Those ones are often just UV bulbs encased in some kind of plastic, that may not even emit the proper type of UV rays you need to defeat viruses like COVID-19.
While our handheld UV cleanser is technically not an invention, it is still the first of its kind.
What makes this so powerful?
Not only the bulb, but how we’ve engineered the inside of the device to focus otherwise wasted light into a concentrated beam.
What makes this so safe?
We’ve equipped it with ultrasound technology never-before-seen in devices like this that let the device “know” when it’s being misused, or when the beam is not properly on target with a surface.
But I'm not actually likely to die from viruses like COVID-19!
Statistically? No, you are not. However, note that our device is effective against virtually all microbials.
We’d recommend using something like our UV cleanser in combination with a proper N-95 mask to maximize your chances of avoiding the sheer negative experience of infection, as well as any possible permanent damage viruses like COVID-19 may inflict upon your body, even if the virus technically may not kill you.
We’re not likely to die from salmonella either, but we’d still use this device to maximize the disinfection our kitchen counters after preparing raw chicken in the same way we’d recommend this device to restaurant chefs to ensure their customers are getting the cleanest food every time.
How can I get one?
Nothing is for sale, yet, because it has to pass a series of laboratory tests. FDA approval can take years, so, we’re being very honest and straightforward with the people about where it’s being tested and how.
How does it kill viruses and bacteria?
UV-C radiation basically destroys viruses and bacteria at the DNA/RNA level the same way too much sunlight would a human’s.
UV is present in sunlight; too much sunlight can give someone cancer. Just like how a magnifying glass can burn an ant, we’re burning the bacteria, but not in a way that causes actual fires.
How much will it cost?
We’re aiming to make it much less expensive than the price of most smartphones.
Why not just wash my hands?
You could, but why expose yourself to viruses in order to need to wash your hands, in the first place? What if the soap you’re using isn’t strong enough? What if you miss a spot on your hands? Instead, consider blasting it into oblivion at the microscopic level before you even touch the surface in question for that to even be an issue.
Meanwhile, exposure to harmful microbes absolutely does not guarantee increased immunity over time in all scenarios.
NOTE: This is not to be used on your skin. This is to be used on the surface that may have bacteria or viruses on it before your hand touches it. This device is ABSOLUTELY NOT meant to be used on your hands or anywhere on your body.
Is it lab-tested?
Absolutely. It’s currently undergoing a heavy testing and peer-review process before our company starts heavily marketing it and releasing it for sale.
We’re testing the prototype in Spain, and then sending both the prototype and test results to multiple universities in Europe and America for their review before we release it.
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