Jul 13, 2021

Can innovative wearables kill the coronavirus?

Technology
facemasks
COVID19
innovative
2 min
A new virus destroying technology incorporated into textiles, that can be used for face masks, enables anyone using it to become ‘human virus neutralisers’

Anti-viral wearables developed by Akhand Armour in Milton Keynes can help turn people into ‘human sanitising shields’ to deactivate the virus as they walk through the community.

The tools interrupt the transmission of the virus providing an immediate intervention. The result is a virus destroying “self-sanitising eco-system” which continuously neutralises infected droplets as they land.

“No shortcuts” they say, Akhand has developed a dual pathway system for enhanced virus destruction which have been tested and certified at MSL, a microbiological testing laboratory based in the UK. They are the first to achieve an ISO certification for non-medical face masks and wearables scientifically confirming the landed virus is destroyed on contact with the fabric.

Proven effective against coronaviruses, the flu and bacteria as well as a multitude of other microbes the “self-sanitising eco-system” includes face masks, sanitising face mask pocket cases, glasses cases, shopping bags and mobile phone cases. They have also developed scarf-mask hybrids (called a Scarsk™) for people who cannot get on with masks and a baby changing blanket for use in public baby changing rooms or when travelling.

“Virus neutralising technology has been around for decades,” says Akhand “This is well tested, robust tech which we have repurposed to support communities to reduce contact-based transmission”. 

 

Virus destroying technology

 

These wearables are the idea of Meena Hanspal, she explains: “As soon as infected droplets land on the wearables which are impregnated with a virus destroying tech, the outer wall of the Coronavirus is destroyed rendering it useless.

“Our methodologies neutralise the landed virus and bacteria. Killing it off means it cannot infect and cannot mutate. Not only do we mitigate contact-based transmission, we mitigate the likelihood of variants developing. By moving over to these wearables we can help reduce background virus transference by removing landed infected droplets from circulation.

“This means we’ve got ‘human virus neutralisers’ moving through the community. In the same way as people can become ‘virus transmitters’, we can turn them into ‘human virus neutralisers.’ There will be strength in numbers - the more people using the tech, the greater the shielding effect.”

Switching from widespread use of disposable face masks to widespread use of these wearables means that there is a possibility of being able to subvert the danger of becoming a ‘variant factory’. Ordinary face coverings leave the virus to be transferred from surface to surface whilst the active particle dies a very slow death. This gives the virus a chance to mutate and puts the wearer in a state of fear as they worry about touching a potentially infectious surface.

 

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Jul 30, 2021

The Ultimate Enterprise Technology & AI & Cyber LIVE Event

Technology
AI
cyber
live
3 min
New speakers announced for Technology & AI & Cyber LIVE Event, where innovation meets implementation, coming to you live from London

Do you want to build high-level relationships, gain insider knowledge and leave with the tools you need to drive effective digital transformation within your business? Then you don’t want to miss out on the must-attend hybrid event of 2021 for leaders in forward-thinking enterprises.

At Technology, AI, and Cyber Live, you will be able to hear and engage with C-Level executives at Microsoft, IBM, Salesforce, Capgemini, and more.

Order your tickets now to take advantage of our limited-time Early Bird offer. 

 

How can you attend?

 

In the post-Covid era, not everybody wants to travel for events. So Technology & AI will be completely hybrid. That means you can attend the event in person or virtually, with no disadvantages to people who don’t make the trip to the Tobacco Dock.

In-person

Technology and AI Live is happening in the Tobacco Dock in London, a ten-minute walk from Tower Bridge. For more information on the location, click here

Virtually

There’s no need to worry about missing out if you choose not to attend in person. You can still absorb all the information, interact with other attendees and enjoy the conference experience on our virtual platform. 

There will be live feeds from all of the stages (also available on-demand after the event) as well as virtual networking areas. So not being able to travel is no reason to miss your chance to gather with the industry.

 

 

New Speakers

 

Sunil Ramakrishnan

Vice President at CGI

Sunil has over 20 years of experience in consulting and helping energy and oil and gas clients transform into digital and sustainability leaders. He has also helped organisations across the energy, oil and gas, chemicals, renewables, and manufacturing industries realise business value from their investments using cloud, artificial/augmented intelligence, data science, internet of things, industry 4.0, robotic process automation, cybersecurity, and hyper-automation.

He has substantial experience in the information technology industry gained working at IBM Global Business Services, KPMG Management Consulting, Sapient, and Infosys. 

 

Lauren Barrett Knausenberger 

Chief Information Officer at Department of the Air Force

Lauren Barrett Knausenberger is the Chief Information Officer for the Department of the Air Force, including the U.S. Air Force and U.S. Space Force. She leads two directorates and supports 20,000 cyber operations, and supports personnel around the globe with a portfolio valued at $17 billion. 

She provides oversight of the Air Force’s Information Technology portfolio, including the Information Technology investment strategy from networks to cloud computing, Enterprise policies, information resources management, IT innovation initiatives, information assurance, and related matters for the Department of the Air Force. 

 

Keri Gilder

CEO at Colt Technology Services

Appointed CEO in May 2020, Keri is responsible for executing Colt’s strategy, which centres around transforming the way the world works through the power of connectivity. Before becoming CEO, Keri was Colt’s Chief Commercial Officer (CCO), leading global teams across sales, presales and marketing. Passionate about promoting Inclusion and Diversity, she also leads Colt’s Diversity Council to ensure Colt is a business where everyone feels they can bring their true selves to work. We look forward to hearing her insights. 

Order now to make the most of our early-bird offer. Ticket prices increase over 50% soon! For tickets and information, head over to our event site.

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