CAPSTONE DESIGN PARTICIPANTS
David Di Paola
Many young professionals move on average three times in their twenties, making washing machine ownership a challenge. Due to COVID-19, traditional alternatives such as public laundromats are unhygienic and unsafe, inspiring us to make a portable, collapsible washing machine for professionals to wash clothes right in their own homes. It features automatic draining, water level detection and PID motor control to wash clothes cleanly and efficiently.
Faculty Advisor: Arash Arami
The Hand Wash
In light of the ongoing pandemic, much more attention has been brought to hygiene, specifically washing hands. However, a study conducted by the U.S. Department of Agriculture found that people are not washing their hands correctly 97% of the time. As it currently stands, effective handwashing is not easily facilitated. To alleviate this issue, we have developed a solution that can be installed in standard kitchen or bathroom plumbing to remove bacteria from hands through a touchless and automatic washing procedure.
Faculty Advisors: Eugene Li, Carol Hulls
Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, there has been a significant increase in health protocols to reduce the spread of illness. In the medical industry, the use of air purification systems has increased drastically. Existing air purification systems tend to operate at high volumes which can create uncomfortable environments for both health professionals and their patients. Our team has focused on designing and manufacturing a noise reduction system incorporating active and passive noise cancellation to reduce the sound output of existing air purifier designs.
Faculty Advisor: Jean-Pierre Hickey
The Flu Fighters
The COVID-19 pandemic caused a momentous shift in regular life, including the mandatory wearing of facemasks in public venues. At the onset of lockdown, facemask stores quickly depleted leading to hoarding and increased prices. Currently, the environmental impacts of single use facemasks have caused the Public Health Agency of Canada to recommend that people obtain reusable facemasks. The Flu Fighters have developed a sanitizer which neutralizes SARS-CoV2 through thermal denaturation of the viral body, allowing a variety of facemasks to be sanitized and reused.
Faculty Advisor: Andrew Milne