To reduce the risk of spreading the mere months into the coronavirus pandemic, some states are already beginning to lift lockdown measures to reduce impacts on their local economies. In the coming weeks and months ahead, more states will follow suit meaning droves of employees will again be braving the distance and returning to work around the country.
1. Portable Multi-Functional UV Sterilizer & Wireless Charger
We have often heard that our smartphones are seven times dirtier than a toilet seat. Thus, getting rid of the germs from these devices is extremely important. This multi-functional UV sterilizer and wireless charger claim to kill 99.9% of the germs living on the surface of your smartphone, watch, earphone, and other gadgets. In fact, it not only disinfects the phone but also serves as the quick and compact wireless charger for your devices.
2. Molekule Air Mini+
An air filtration system is an obvious investment during the coronavirus outbreak and the Molekule Air Mini+ is a great option. The onboard PECO filtration system is engineered to capture and destroy viruses, bacteria, and other airborne contaminants. This model also syncs with the Molekule app allowing you to easily gauge the health of the filter and replace it as needed. The Air Mini+ is designed to accommodate rooms 250 square feet and under, making this unit ideal for smaller offices. Molekule also offers a larger model to filter larger spaces.
3. CASETiFY UV Sanitizer
One of the most contaminated objects is cell phones. Research from the University of Michigan's School of Public Health determined that the average cell phone is exponentially dirtier than a standard toilet seat, by a factor of 10, in fact. As a result, these devices exist as a petri dish of unsavory microbes and that's certainly less than ideal during a modern plague. Fortunately, there are a few workarounds far more convenient than personally sanitizing these devices multiple times a day.
Around the globe, public health officials have UV-C lights to combat the coronavirus on public transit systems, hospitals, and elsewhere. The CASETiFY UV Sanitizer functions on a smaller scale by showering the cell phone in disinfecting UV-C light in between uses. For added utility, the overall compartment is also large enough to disinfect other commonly handled items such as keys, wallets, and sunglasses.
4. The Hook Door Opener Multi-Tool
When it comes to combating a microscopic contagion, there's an inherent risk with many day-to-day tasks such as touching handrails and opening doors. To assist, there are a variety of portable devices designed to help minimize necessary contact with surfaces while we are out and about. This clever multitool from The Ridge allows individuals to open doors and turn door handles without physically touching the surfaces by hand. The front of the multitool comes to a blunted point, making the accessory practical for other routine tasks such as pressing buttons on an ATM or entering a pin code to access a building. The multitool comes with a belt clip for easy access and added convenience on the go.
5. Sipper Water Bottle with UV Coating
The self-cleaning water bottle is a great way to ensure your drinking water is safe to sip during the pandemic. This bottle uses an internal UV-C light to purify the contents of the water bottle. This bottle is made of high quality 18/8 pro-grade stainless steel, making it 100 percent food-grade, BPA free, rust-free, and heat resistant.
It's been estimated that people touch their faces about 16 times every single hour. With every inquisitive rub of the eyebrow or perplexed scratch of the forehead, there is the risk of inadvertently contracting a seasonal flu strain or far worse. A new wearable called Immutouch looks to nix this nasty habit by vibrating whenever it senses that a wearer's hand is approaching their face. At first, it's necessary to calibrate the device so it can sense when your hand is approaching your eyes, nose, mouth, etc. Habitual face-touchers may want to consider two units, one for each hand, as an added safeguard.
7. LARQ Self-Cleaning Water Bottle
The LARQ self-cleaning water bottle is a great way to ensure your drinking water is safe to sip during the pandemic. Similar to the aforementioned CASETiFY offering, LARQ uses an internal UV-C light to purify the contents of the water bottle. Simply press the button and the system will sanitize your drinking water in 60 seconds. For added convenience, the bottle automatically runs the UV-C light system every two hours. As for insulation, this device will keep your hot contents up to temp for approximately 12 hours and keep your cold items chilled for about 24 hours. An onboard micro-USB offers convenient recharges on the go.
While the LARQ water bottle and the water filtration system may ensure that your drinking water is clean, the protection extends only to the contents inside. As anyone who regularly tows a water bottle around knows all too well, a drop or two is almost a given. That said, studies have shown copper to have natural antimicrobial and antiviral properties, making this material an exceptional first line of defense against the coronavirus. It's been estimated that the coronavirus can typically only survive on a copper surface for a few hours, meaning the bottle itself will be naturally sanitized after a solid night's sleep without needing to put the container in the dishwasher. The company Copper H20 offers a variety of copper water bottles for those looking for a low-tech contamination solution.
8. K-Mini Single Serve Coffee Maker
The modern office will see plenty of changes as many return to work in the weeks and months ahead. A community receptacle such as a shared coffee pot will be exceptionally less appealing. To assist, Keurig offers a compact personal coffee maker to reduce the risk of cross-contamination at the workplace. The K-Mini is ideal for personal use and at just five inches wide, the model fits easily on a desk without taxing limited space.
Precise and fast diagnosis of 2019 Novel Coronavirus Disease (Covid-19) suspected cases play a critical role in global public health. An innovative real-time early detection of COVID-19 and monitoring system using IoT based smart glasses have been developed. The smart glasses can detect high body temperature in the crowds and send the measured data to be displayed on a phone application. Pandemic has forced countries all over the world to impose a lockdown. Additionally, it has also made common people cautious and sometimes even finicky about every little thing. In both cases, people are maintaining extreme social distancing and moving towards no-touch technologies.