Avishkaar fights CORONA
Avishkaar is a passionate group of innovators and makers who are coaching the next generation of learners in India to become creators, programmers and scientists using robotics, 3D printing, coding and electronics. In these times of unprecedented crisis faced by the world and India, it is hard to be a bystander. Even though our day job is to enable schools to further robotics and coding education, we are bringing all our resources to bear to develop technology solutions to fight against COVID-19.
Avishkaar team is working hand in hand with doctors, health care workers, hospitals and governments to provide safety equipment and disinfectant systems. However, we need help to fulfill the large number of orders that we are bombarded with. We are running out of raw materials to produce these systems. So please do donate for the sake of our doctors and health care workers who are risking their lives everyday to keep us safe.
Here are the three solutions developed by the Avishkaar team to support the fight against Corona Virus.
1. Face Shields- This is protective gear for doctors and healthcare workers who are at the front-line in our fight against COVID-19. Unfortunately, doctors themselves are having to procure these shields. We have so far made 200 shields available to doctors at cost. There is a demand for 4000 more.
2. Sanitization System for the governments: Avishkaar has created a lost cost high density disinfectant system that is being currently used in Delhi to disinfect neighborhoods. It can be loaded on any vehicle like an e-rickshaw or a truck to sanitize streets and neighborhoods at scale. One such system costs 12500 and it is already being used by the government on the streets of Delhi. There is a demand to produce 100 more such systems.
3. Autonomous Ultraviolet robots: for disinfecting hospitals. It works to prevent and reduce the spread of infectious diseases, virus, bacteria, and other types of harmful organic microorganisms in the environment by breaking down their DNA-structure using ultraviolet rays. This is a prototype and will be available shortly. The cost of producing one such system is Rs. 25,000. Hospitals have already requested 100 such robots.
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