Startup develops device for daily chores without virus exposure

Startup develops device for daily chores without virus exposure

Kochi: Now do a range of common daily activities without the risk of exposure to deadly coronavirus.

A Kerala-based Startup ‘SectorQube’ has developed a handy device – the keychain-shaped CoGun, that aids people in routine functions such as pushing the door-handle, pressing the ATM buttons, operating a lift or water tap, thus guarding the user against possibly germ-infested surfaces.

“Within five hours of launch, we received close to 200 pre-orders from across the country. A single piece costs only around Rs 150,” said SectorQube CEO Nibu Alias. “Additionally, we received enquiries from countries such as Ireland, UK and UAE, apart from bulk orders totalling 40,000 pieces of CoGun.”

The company has also developed a fully-automatic roti-making machine, which is getting ready for launch. The current Covid-19 crisis prompted its team to come up with CoGun in less than two weeks, using the facilities available at Maker Village, India’s largest electronic hardware incubator and ESDM facility.

CoGun can be ordered at www.safegad.com, Alias said. “We had discussions with doctors and professionals of various specialisations from across the country. To them, CoGun has a huge potential. They think it can be considered mostly in the category of a PPE, but with more convenience in using it.”

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