BOOM: for hand hygiene

about 1 year ago by ana.aguilar.u

Which problem are you trying to solve?

Low-income populations have difficulty washing their hands because they do not have an easy access to water resources.
Certainly this is a problem because washing hands is a way to prevent diseases

How are you going to solve the problem?

This is why offer them a way for cleaning their hands using a restricted and right amount of water could be a solution
for this problem.

What is the impact of your project?

By applying new methods for cleaning hands, low-incomes populations will be able to prevent diseases that kill people
year by year. . On the other hand, this solution can reduce water waste.

How can the project be manufactured in the OpenLab?

This bomb will be manufactured by using a 3d print, in order to create hard pieces, put also to generate molds for
creating flexible silicone pieces.

Describe your project in detail

BOOM HAND WASHING BOMB
According to the World Health Organization, the two first causes of death, in low-income
economies in 2015, were Lower respiratory infections and diarrheal diseases. In order to prevent those types of
illness, there are a lot of recommendations; and most of them are easy to take. Undoubtedly cleaning hands is on the
prevention to do list, nevertheless not everyone knows how to listen to advice.
There are a lot of reasons for this
problem; some people think that is not completely necessary, others think that they don’t have the enough time to do
it. However there are a group of people who although the want it to do it, it ends to be hard for them, because, they
have a difficult access to water resources.
This is why offer them a way for cleaning their hands using a restricted and
right amount of water could be a solution for this problem. My design is a water bomb. This product works as a container
for water. This has to be filled with the right amount of water before every use. Every time someone wants to water
their hands he or she will have to push it, in order to extract water. This bomb also will supply soap for the correct
washing of the hands.
By applying new methods for cleaning hands, low-incomes populations will be able to prevent
diseases that kill people year by year. As a consequence this could be an accurate way to teach young generations from
these populations the importance of cleaning hands. On the other hand, this solution can reduce the amount of litters
of water that communities take part for cleaning hands, indeed this is ecological solution too.
This bomb will be
manufactured by using a 3d print, in order to create hard pieces, put also to generate molds for creating flexible
silicone pieces.

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Omarhasayn89 about 1 year ago
Great idea ... I suggest that it have several size and types according the age group and where to use it because of
places where you need more water and soap such as mines
TechUser about 1 year ago
Like your approach. Would the bomb be recyclable? I would suggest another name for the product, because bomb does not
work so well in every context.
yassineaskri about 1 year ago
like like like , your idea is economical but focus on if the soap can mix well with water , concentrate about the
quality of results ! good luck !