‘Automated Touchless Hand Sanitizer Dispensing Device’ Won a Silver Award from RITEC 2021

The event was organized virtually by the Faculty of Engineering Technology, Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia on 27 October 2021.

The key problem of the conventional ultrasonic and infrared-based dispensers is their malfunctioning due to the interference of sunlight, vehicle sound, etc. To overcome such problems, this work demonstrates a novel design and subsequent fabrication of a low-cost, touchless, LDR-based automated sanitizer dispenser to be used in busy public places. The overall performance of the manufactured device was analyzed based on the cost, power consumption, and environmental factors by deploying it in busy public places as well as in indoor environments, and found to be more efficient and cost-effective compared to conventional dispensers available in the market. The presented device is expected to play a key role in the disinfection of public hands in a contactless manner, hence reducing the spread of infectious diseases in society.

The details of this innovative product are available in the journal of Healthcare here.