In the midst of the global pandemic, digital technologies have captured our imagination for their potential to support us in the fight against COVID-19. Entrepreneurs and innovators across India have responded quickly to the challenge posed by the COVID-19 pandemic. A host of new innovations, some emerging from start-ups that have been incubated by universities, industry and various government-supported entrepreneurship development agency like the Kerala Start-Up Mission have appeared in recent months. Let’s have a quick look at the top 5 affordable innovations that can help you combat the second wave of Covid 19
Allabout Innovations incubating under Kerala Startup Mission (KSUM), has developed India’s only "Ion Based COVID Solution" - "Wolf Airmask", a gadget which to let you breathe fear free. The Wolf Airmask is the only device in the world that can produce 100% negative ions efficiently to an area of 1000 sq. ft. and 10,000 cu. ft and produces no positive ions or ozone that is harmful in nature. The Wolf Airmask is also the only device tested against the SARS-CoV-2 virus. The device has been tested and approved by RGCB (Rajiv Gandhi Centre for Biotechnology), ICMR's top-rated technology centre under the Central Government. RGCB has certified the device to be capable of neutralising the COVID viral load in the air and surfaces by 99.9%. The gadget has been successfully tested against other viruses and Bacteriophage MS2 as well. The Wolf Airmask can discharge up to 100 trillion negative ions per cm3/second which bind with the surface protein/spike protein of coronavirus or any other harmful virus and microbes present in the air and neutralise it. This plug-and-play gadget uses 40W power consumption and requires no maintenance for 70,000 hours (Approx. 8 Years).
The product comes in 3 variants where each single piece covers 250sq.ft, 500 sq. ft & 1000 sq. Ft, priced at INR 11,000, 19,500 and 29,500 covers respectively.
O2 Cure Plug & Play Purifier
Plug & Play is a lightweight air purifier, designed with RGF's patent PHI™ technology, which has also been tested and proven to treat and neutralize SARS-COV-2 or covid-19 from air & surfaces 99.63% within one hour. Plug & Play has also been proven to drastically reduce odours, smoke, mold, fungi, VOCs (chemical odours), virus and bacteria found in many rooms. It is an air purifier without a mechanical filter and the most advanced product to mitigate respiratory diseases & cross infections in Residences/Commercial spaces from 200 sq. ft to 500 sq. ft. It has a silent feature, where the fan can be switched off, but the PHI cell still runs making no noise. Plug & play uses an active air purification technology that does not require air to be recirculated through it. It has also been proven to neutralize a cough or a sneeze by 99% within 3 feet, thereby reducing the chances of cross contamination/infection.
Price of Product: 41,999
Philips Vitashield Intelligent Air Purifier:
Vitashield Intelligent purification automatically senses air quality and removes 99.97% airborne pollutants as small as 0.003 microns, 800 times smaller than PM 2.5. It Purifies a standard room in just 12 minutes with a CADR of 270 m3/hour (Standard room size is 18 ft by 12 ft with an 8 ft ceiling height). The Recommended room area: 226-333 sq. ft. The product offers 4 Stage Filtration process through pre filter, activated carbon filter & double layered H13 Grade TRUE HEPA Filter and 4-color air quality indicator gives real time air quality feedback. It removes 99.90% bacteria and viruses, tested to remove airborne H1N1 virus as well as removes 99.99% pollen and house dust mites, Allergy friendly quality tested by ECARF.
Price starts at 11,000/- onwards
A National Award-Winning product, Nasofilters is a respiratory nasal filter that sticks to your nose and prevents the entry of harmful air pollutants (PM2.5). Nasofilters are easy to use and have been globally recognized as a powerful solution to pollution. Made using NanoTechnology which ensures that there are minimal pressure drops and no breathing discomfort. It contains a highly porous substrate that does surface filtration and auto cleans itself as we exhale. It is not very conspicuous as the edges that stick to the bottom of the nose are rather transparent. One filter can be used for up to 12 hours.
Price starts at Rs. 330/- for a Nasofilter monthly pack.