Odisha’s Berhampur ITI Registers Its Three Innovations For Patent
Bhubaneswar: Applying its technical expertise to help curtail the spread of COVID-19, Industrial Training Institute (ITI), Berhampur has registered three of its innovative products developed to fight the novel coronavirus in the patent journal.
Following the footsteps of IITs and NITs, ITI Berhampur has joined the patent institute club of the country, Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship said in a release on Friday.
Union Minister for Skill Development and Entrepreneurship Dr. Mahendra Nath Pandey said, “Such innovations will encourage self-reliance and research spinoffs catering to the needs of the society at large and will encourage more ITIs to come forward with innovative solutions to contain the spread of the virus. My heartiest congratulations to the team at ITI Berhampur for setting an ideal example for other ITIS across the country.”
Following are the three innovations by the ITI:
MOBILE SWAB COLLECTION KISOK
The COVID 19 virus Aerosol can also transmit through air and remain suspended for a longer period, the WHO claimed in a recent report. There is a possibility of spreading coronavirus during swab collection either at the mobile kiosk or at hospitals. ITI Berhampur has provided a solution to put the suspected patient inside the cabin and technician outside the kiosk while collecting the swab for test. By a negative pressure technology using HEPA filter, the aerosols are filtered, making the environment free from the virus in that area.
UVC SOLE SANITIZER
A sole sanitizing device includes a portable platform and a pair of shoe soles receiving sections including open bottom surface. Each sole is designed to fit the exterior part of the shoe. It also includes disposable transparent mats which can be removed and placed on the platform. UVC light source is aligned as per length of shoe receiving station. When both the soles are on the platform, the UVC light gets triggered. The UVC light emits the ray upwards and eradicates the microorganisms deposited on the exterior surface. The digital counter machine functions for 8 seconds and then both the UVC lights get automatically turned off.
Since 80% of transmissions of viruses happen through shoe sole, preventing the soles from contacting the cronavirus as well as other infections is highly essential. It can be used at the entrance of public places like hospitals, offices, airports, railway stations, shopping malls, hotels and institutes to disinfect the shoe sole. A portable small single sole machine is also designed to be used at home.
UVC ROBO WARRIOR
The UVC Robo Warrior machine provides UVC light disinfection apparatus that disinfects the surfaces of public transport system and the isolation rooms occupied by COVID-19 infected or suspected patients. This apparatus moves to the point of disinfection surfaces for direct exposure of UVC light with a wavelength of 254 mm which is most easily absorbed by proteins and nucleic acid of bacteria and virus. It can denature and disassociate proteins from thymine dimmers in nucleic acid and destroy the nucleic acid and destroy the DNA, RNA, structure of various bacteria.
This enables a robot to carry the UVC light to the point of disinfection. The movement of the robot is controlled by an android mobile phone with Bluetooth by the operator from a long distance. The ROBOT can emit UVC ray to all the inaccessible points in the field of disinfection. The Bluetooth camera fitted in the eyes of robot sends the video of the area of disinfection to the mobile screen for better control movement of robot. The sensor fitted on the body of the robot prevents any collision of robot with the wall or any object coming on its track by stopping the movement. The robot is made of plywood with chargeable battery and is portable.