With the recent changes in global infrastructure caused by COVID- 19, a team from Purdue Engineering has designed an innovative solution to alleviate a subset of problems when it comes to object disinfection and safe transmission. Presenting UV-locker, the remotely controlled disinfection station that uses UVGI (Ultraviolet germicidal irradiation) to sterilize items and equipment that would frequently change hands on a university campus. UV-C (Ultraviolet-C light) has germicidal properties whose exposure ensures the disinfection of items and equipment. UVGI is currently used for air, water purification. Here, we demonstrate a secure, private and safe way to quarantine an object and ensure its disinfection before transmission. The UV-locker boasts a unique selling point of having the first ever remotely controlled user-friendly user interface. It is cost effective and has a durable design to combat the needs of students, faculty and staff of Purdue University.
Fall 2021 - TBA