In a unique initiative, an Alappuzha-based startup ‘All About Innovation’ has come up with a certain Wolf Airmask — a device that naturally purifies air, even with a moving crowd.
“The idea came up while we were working at Alappuzha Covid Cell. We saw that it takes over 45 minutes to disinfect an ambulance before taking in another patient. Ozone sterilization is a common process abroad, but it is expensive. So, we decided to build an economically feasible device using the same technology,” said Balu James, a partner at All About Innovation.
Wolf Airmask is made using state-of-the-art technology and aims to eliminate air-borne germs in enclosed spaces where air circulation is low, The New Indian Express reported. According to the creators, the ozone generators and ion thrusters can sterilise the air around us using negative ions extracted from natural resources. Further, the equipment effectively prevents infection from mutated Covid-19 virus.
“The equipment can discharge over 10 crore negative ions per cubic centimetre. It will instantly encapsulate and neutralise the positively charged ions of bacteria and other harmful viruses. Test reports from government-approved NABL labs show that the device can eliminate 99.9 percent coronated MS2 surrogate virus,” he said.
Across the state, Wolf Airmask has already been set up in movie theatres, dental clinics, educational institutions, restaurants and even parks. Recently, the device received the Start-up India approval from the Central government.
The device has also won some awards, including the MSME Time-2-Leap – COVID Solution of the Year Award and the Business Mint-Nationwide Award – Social Innovation of the Year 2020.
All About Innovation was formed in the year 2018 by a group of five friends — Sujeesh Sugunan, Balu James, Boniface P Gasper, Linshad Latheef, Shyam Kurup. In the next six months, the coordinators aim to sell about one lakh units.
The members have further declared that they would contribute the profit from the venture to promote medical field innovations.