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UV disinfection setup for public places.

Help stop the spread of viruses in high traffic areas.

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We all know the great disinfection abilities of UV-C light to kill off pathogens. At the same time, we know that direct contact with a human should be avoided. I propose to equip all hi traffic (high risk) confined areas ( hospital hallways, apartment buildings lobby, elevators, etc) with a permanent LED UV-C lighting system that have a motion-controlled switch with timer setup. 

When people leave it will turn on for a couple of minutes to kill off pathogens from surfaces they may have touched and air floating contaminants. If people come into space the lamp will shut off automatically, it also gives vulnerable people the opportunity to wait for a full disinfection cycle (couple minutes)  in order to proceed to into safe space. 

A similar concept could be implemented as a decontamination booth for medical workers after they worked with an infected person. They just need to protect all exposed skin surfaces and eyes. One way to increase the effectiveness of the system is to install mirror-finished walls panels to maximize light exposure. 

A similar concept could be implemented as a decontamination booth for food and packages deliveries in apartment buildings. Where the delivery person places the package into the booth, and a couple of minutes later the customer will remove it. The same goes for any items that need to be exchanged ( for example cash).

All components for this method are available and very affordable and could be implemented immediately. 

P.S. I live in a large apartment building with lots of elderly people and realized that we just like cruise ship when it gets to exposure. And something needs to be done.  


What is the need are you focusing on?

Minimizing the spread of the virus within the comunity. 

Which type of submission are you sharing?

  • Sharing a pivot idea your organization is considering or could consider

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

The standard lighting system will be designed and assembled by professional engineers and sold as a product that an apartment building maintenance team can install and remove during pandemic or flu season. Will reduce the spread of the virus within the community.

Do you plan to implement this solution?

  • Yes

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

Will reduce the spread of the virus within the community.

What is the name of your business or organization?

Apcon Design Solutions

What does your business/company do? Whose needs does your business/company address? Who do you serve?

Industrial design and fabrication services.

What is your profession?

Mechanical Engineer / Manager.

Where are you located (country)?

Canada, BC, North Vancouver.

Where are you located (region)?

  • North America

What industry is your business/company in?

  • Communications/Visual Design
  • Entrepreneur/Investor
  • Engineering/Architecture
  • Manufacturing
  • Technology

How many people does your business/company employ?

  • 0-10

How old is your business/company?

  • 2-5 years old

Which classification describes your organization/business?

  • Business

What kind of stakeholders and partnerships are needed to pursue this solution?

  • Funding- Grants
  • Funding- Loans
  • Funding- Investment

Do you need help building partnerships and finding partners?

  • No

What do you think are the main barriers to implementing this solution?

None, make the proof of concept prototype, conduct test for its effectiveness, make sales.

If you are currently working on a pivot, what have you learned so far?

That it is a very easy solution for a particular niche market.

Are you aware of any open source efforts, hackathons or other collaborative efforts related to your solution? Are you participating in these efforts?



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