COVID-19 Research

Title :

Innovative retrofitting of existing hand-washing systems to facilitate hands-free operability using locally available material

Area of research :

COVID-19 Research, Life Sciences & Biotechnology, Engineering Sciences

Focus area :

Retrofitting of existing hand-washing systems

Principal Investigator :

Dr. Tanuj Nandan, Professor, Motilal Nehru National Institute of Technology (MNNIT), Allahabad

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Tap and liquid handwash dispensers that can be operated by the forearm (portion of the arm between wrist and elbow), or the elbow itself, thereby eliminating the need to touch by hand. The solution proposed can be implemented without necessitating any change in existing installations, and with the use of scrap material commonly available.

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