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Scientists from the WPUT developed an airlock that protects against the coronavirus 10.12.2020 14:28

The airlock constructed by Szczecin researchers from the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering and Mechatronics WPUT scans the face, measures the temperature and blows a mist of disinfecting liquid directly onto the hands and clothes. The device itself decides to admit the tested person to the public utility facility.

Development on the concept of "Automated Access Control System for Public Utilities for Counteracting the Spread of SARS-CoV-2" lasted three months. The goal was to develop an integrated mechatronic system to control the entrance to public facilities. The project manager and the author of the invention is Paweł Herbin.

As part of the grant, I made a prototype of an automated airlock restricting access to a public facility for people with one of the symptoms of COVID-19 (e.g. increased temperature) - explains Paweł Herbin.

The airlock made by engineers from Szczecin, composed of: Paweł Herbin, Mirosław Pajor, Piotr Miądlicki, Paweł Dunaj, Marek Grudziński, Łukasz Marchewka, Bartłomiej Szymczak, has a built-in temperature measurement system with a system for recognizing people with increased temperature, disinfects hands and clothes.

The device is programmed in such a way that it makes the decision on its own to let the test subject enter the facility, explains Herbin.

In addition, an important aspect of the proposed system is an option of collecting data in the form of photos along with a description of the temperature and the date of entry into the premises of the controlled facility. The system can also be equipped with an RFID card reader.

By the end of June this year West Pomeranian universities could apply for grants for research teams to create, test and verify solutions to combat the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. The Marshal's Office of the West Pomeranian Voivodeship acknowledged eleven innovative projects developed by scientists from the West Pomeranian University of Technology in Szczecin. Grants were implemented under the project "Odpowiedzialny społecznie Proto_lab" of the Regional Operational Program for the West Pomeranian Voivodeship for 2014-2020.