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COVID-19 Safety Kit for the Future by Sai Saketh Armani

Brainfeed in conversation with Sai Saketh Armani, student at Delhi Public School, Hyderabad, about COVID-19 Safety Kit and latest inventions that motivate him to work smart and innovate

Please explain us the COVID-19 Safety Kit you have developed. What key ideas are used in it?

The COVID-19 safety kit has to be installed at entrances. The safety kit enables families and office personnel in keeping their hands sanitized and disinfected every time they enter the premises. The kit auto detects a person passing through. The light and sound indicators get triggered when someone passes through and a Display message calls out stating “COVID-19 safety measure; please use hand sanitizer to be safe”. The Dispenser detects the hands placed below it and self-dispenses the hand sanitizer touch free to prevent spread of infections through touch.

What were some of the challenges you faced completing the project? 

Assembling all parts together was the major challenge that was faced.  After trying many times, I was able to assemble the kit perfectly. There are many challenges like the hand should be perfectly detected as any wrong detection will result in wastage of the sanitizer. The structure is very important for the ease of use as well as proper detection and sensing.

I have overcome the challenges in my initial model but there is always room for improvement and I will keep working on it.

The virtual training has helped me increase my speed of learning various elements in the technology space. Now I think and understand various things working together when I see a new gadget. This brings me a new perspective of thinking.

Initially when you joined the course, what were the major five things you learnt? 

The five major things I learnt were:-

  • Electronics (connecting various electronic boards, Use of various sensors based on the situation, etc.)
  • Mechanical (Dealing with various chassis, wheels, etc.)
  • Coding and dealing with microcontrollers and their related boards (Arduino, starter shield, auton shield & embedded C programming language)
  • Doing projects practically and improvising what is taught in the lesson to make new projects that can solve real problems.
  • Troubleshooting various issues faced while making projects in C(Arduino), Python (SPRW-IOT)

The virtual training has helped me increase my speed of learning various elements in the technology space. Now I think and understand various things working together when I see a new gadget. This brings me a new perspective of thinking.

Do you have any future plans with the Covid-19 Safety Kit?

The first improvement I will make for this project is good assembly so that everyone is encouraged to adopt it with ease and convenience.

 My passion is to become an IAS Officer to enable technology for the betterment of the society.

The second plan is to test it in practical scenarios. I am constantly looking for options to test my project and make it into a commercial product soon. I will also add more features in the final product like dispensing masks depending on the feedback received from the users.

Please tell us about the top five latest apps and/or inventions from your list that inspires you to work smarter.

Top in my list are–

  • Google classroom
  • Amazon echo dot
  • Dropbox
  • Netflix
  • Google Maps

What do you aim to become in future?

Technology is growing very fast, and responsible usage of technology for the good of the society is very important. My passion is to become an IAS Officer to enable technology for the betterment of the society.

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