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An Immediate solution - Use plastic bag rolls to protect commonly used touchscreen surfaces like point of sale machines for small businesses

A quick way to protect commonly used touchscreen surfaces especially in smaller businesses; an alternative to disinfecting solution shortage

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This solution addresses the shortage of cleaning solutions for common surfaces in businesses such as point of sale machines or touchscreens for machine operations in warehouses. By testing on cellphone touchscreens, the plastic baf allows for a smooth operation of touch-screen devices and easily replaceable at regular periods between worker shifts or even after every transaction when there is a shortage of cleaning solutions.

The idea can be extended to ATMs where a roll of such a plastic material can be installed and used the same way hospitals use new sheets every time a new patient uses an examination table. 

In addition, it can also be applied to the general public for safe cellphone usage when going to public places by ensuring the device is not picking up all the germs and adds an extra layer of protection. 

What is the need are you focusing on?

Focuses on shortage of disinfection solutions/wipes and the immediate need to provide public protection on commonly touched surfaces. 

Which type of submission are you sharing?

  • Identifying a gap that needs to be addressed

Describe the business pivot or adaptation in 3-4 sentences.

A quick impact on businesses that this solution will help provide is protection for their employees. The change is only the usage of an alternative product while the shortage lasts.

Do you plan to implement this solution?

  • Yes

Describe the impact that this solution will create in the world.

This is a solution that can be immediately be implemented across industries and help to create a barrier on common devices while the shortage of these disinfecting products lasts. The only need is to purchase clear bags rolls. It can also be expanded to manufacture rolls of the same clear plastic to make it more environmentally friendly and customization. The advantage of the the ability to have a simple Ziploc feature is that it completely seals off the device and prevents accidental touching.

What is your profession?

Graduate Student

Where are you located (country)?

United States

Where are you located (region)?

  • North America

What industry is your business/company in?

  • Self Employed


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