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.”