CHED, CEIT innovate dispensers against COVID-19
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The first batch of foot pedal-controlled alcohol dispensers and hand wash station prototypes developed by Cavite State University- College of Engineering and Information Technology (CEIT) was unveiled last September 28.
The said innovation was part of project headed by Dr. David L. Cero, dean of CEIT, Dr. Edwin R. Arboleda, CEIT research coordinator, and Engr. Joseph JC Ortiz, and Electronics Engineering alumnus and was funded by the Commission on Higher Education (CHED).
Both innovations use foot pedals to ensure minimizing contact compared with other models that require the use of hands and may prevent the further spread of COVID-19. The alcohol dispenser uses the foot pedal to control the lever which squeezes the nozzle of commercially available alcohol dispenser. This low-cost model is comparable to existing commercial models but with an advantage on durability and robustness because of the materials used. Meanwhile, the second model also needs plumbing installation for source of water and for draining the used water and soap. Both models will initially be deployed in various offices around Cavite State University – Main Campus.
“CvSU and CEIT will help in anyway we can. The whole CvSU community, the admin, faculty, students and alumni are willing to volunteer and contribute in the fight against COVID-19”, said Dr. Cero.
The Development Team are open to extending help to those interested with these developed dispensers. They may be contacted through: email@example.com. (ER Arboleda)