Covid-19: Novel IoT device may help people clean hands properly

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Researchers have developed an Internet of things (IoT) device for soap dispensers which they say can ensure that people wash their hands properly for over 20 seconds as per the World Health Organization guidelines for Covid-19.The device called ’20Sec4Life’ will glow, beep and play a musical tone for more than 20 seconds to help people disinfect their hands properly, according to the researchers from Lovely Professional University (LPU) in Punjab.For latest updates and live news on coronavirus, click hereThe splash-proof device can be mounted on any liquid soap dispenser and operates using a battery, they said.According to WHO, promoting good hand hygiene is one of the most basic yet powerful tools that countries must leverage to reduce the spread of Covid-9.The new device can help combat the growing number of cases of Covid-19, which in many cases spread due to negligence in observing the 20 seconds hand wash rule, the researchers said.”Covid-19 is spreading rapidly and one of the reasons for this is improper hygiene habits. For most people, it is difficult to keep a track of time while washing hands,” Prabin Kumar Das, a B. Tech student of Electronics Communication and Engineering at LPU, told …

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