The second wave of coronavirus has engulfed the entire country. In a bid to aid the battle against the virus, startups all over India have come together to extend support to the people. A Kerala Startup Mission incubated startup has developed a device that can reduce the circulation of the coronavirus in the air. The company, Allabout Innovations Pvt. Ltd. took a pioneering step to combat the airborne spreading of coronavirus by developing the device that performs real-time sterilisation. The device, called Wolf Airmask, generates negative ions that bind with the spikes in the virus and neutralises it.
How does the device work?
Allabout Innovations, the company that is manufacturing the device said that it was tested for efficacy at the Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Biotechnology, which is an ICMR (Indian Council of Medical Research) approved lab. According to the test, the device can reduce upto 99 per cent of the novel coronavirus in just 15 minutes. The Founder of Allabout Innovations, Shyam Krishnan Kurup, has confirmed that the company’s appliance, when switched on, will provide 360-degree protection, 24×7 shield by disinfecting the air. Further he has added that, “This will also prevent the in-house transmission of viruses inside any space. The negative ions also have proven to enhance health and vitality,”
The Wolf Airmask, developed from German technology and with components from Denmark, runs on electricity. The device is plug-and-play (40 W Consumption), and requires no maintenance for 70,000 hours ( Approx 8 Years).
The device can deactivate the microbes, bacteria and fungus while also reducing the subject MS2 bacteriophage. From the results of a lab test conducted under the National Accreditation Board for Testing and Calibration Laboratories (NABL) it is confirmed that it also brings down the ozone production to below detection levels.
The appliance, when switched on, will provide 360-degree protection, 24x7 shield by sterilizing the air.
- Shyam Krishnan Kurup, Founder, Allabout Innovations
The company that developed the device, Allabout Innovations Private Limited is a non-government company that was incorporated in August 2020. Its authorized share capital is ten lakh rupees and its paid up capital is one lakh rupees. It is involved in the manufacture of other electrical equipment like ozone air purifiers. The UAE based Aries Group gave the initial investment support for the Wolf Airmask.
What’s next for the device?
In its current state, the Wolf Airmask can service an area of 1000 square feet. The founder of Allabout Innovations, Krishnan Kurup has said that the company is in the process of developing a cheaper variant that can service spaces as small as 250 square feet. According to reports, a device has been installed in the National Institute of Virology, where mutant strains of the Covid-19 virus is being researched and circulation of the device to hospitals in India will happen in the near future. With the help of this device, enclosed spaces which have to follow covid protocols such as hospitals, laboratories, auditoriums, cafeterias and banks can now be purified at a reduced cost.