Disinfect. Defend. Daily.
SaniSafe is an innovative, 3-in-1 disinfection device for PPE masks, gloves, face shields, and gowns, and more—you can use it at home, at work, and at play. SaniSafe provides a way to re-use PPE kits at least once or twice, helping in reducing the demand for such equipment.
Why UV? UV light is known for being a highly effective disinfectant, especially UV-C with its short wavelength. With the current COVID-19 pandemic, the need for effective, reliable disinfecting solutions is more urgent than ever. Seeing the depletion in the worldwide stock of safety equipment due to an exponential increase in demand due to the pandemic has created the need for a method or a device that can make re-using this equipment possible. The idea for SaniSafe emerged while observing these needs.
SaniSafe has a hollow cuboidal structure which can be ideally made from ABS or Polylactic Acid polymer, made from biological materials such as cornstarch or sugarcane. A number of UV lamps are attached in it to provide 360° UV-C exposure. SaniSafe also provides an option of disinfectant spray, which is not yet offered in any other competitor's concepts. The device also has a laser sensor-enabled liquid hand sanitizer dispenser attached to it.
The main challenge we faced was in the field of designing our project as there is no other reference available. At last, we created a system that would bring down the expenditure on PPE and face masks by 60%.
We aim to make our device more autonomous and user friendly in the next prototype.