Mizan, a 12-year-old boy from South San Francisco, is manufacturing a hook-like device to battle the spread of coronavirus.
Coronavirus can be transmitted from person to person, mainly through respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs or sneezes.
Research also shows that people can catch coronavirus when they touch surfaces that someone who has the virus has coughed or sneezed on. To stop the transmission of coronavirus and protect themselves and loved ones, lots of people choose to buy and use hand sanitiser.
However, hand sanitiser sold out quickly in some places, so Mizan’s parents begin to use their sleeves to avoid touching surfaces.
12 year old Mizan decided to use his 3D printer and his knowledge in design to make something to help his parents.
The result? The Safe Touch Pro handle.
As shown in the picture above, the handle can be used to open doors and punch numbers on keypads of ATM, cash registers, or gas stations.
A delighted Mizan said, “I really made it for my parents and now it’s helping everyone.”
Mizan has been able to create enough handles to help others thanks to his parents’ assistance. While his mother works on the customer service side, his father – an experienced product designer – shares his expertise and offers suggestions and advice.
Mizan has sold hundreds of Safe Touch Pro handles to health care professionals, first responders, and everyday health conscious citizens and has received many positive comments and feedback.
Alan, one of his customers, said: “I’m a serious germaphobe and over age 65. I can’t afford to take chances with my life. The Safe Touch Pro Handle is perfect! I can carry it anywhere I go and it fits on my keychain.”
“I wanted to make sure it was good for the environment and the virus can’t survive on it”
Mizan has shown his initiative in not only helping others, but also in protecting environment, as all handles are 100% RoHS compliant, plant-based (corn and sugarcane), biocompostable, cruelty-free, and environmentally friendly.
Safe Touch Pro handle was not Mizan’s first invention, he always has a passion to make a difference through new inventions. Mizan started to tinker with microprocessors and code in several programming languages when he was eight years old. Two years later, he received accolades from Barnes & Noble as one of its “Mini Makers” of the year and he made a presentation about his “Age Guessing Bot” to thousands of people at Maker Faire Bay Area. It’s wonderful to see young people using technology and innovation to try and find solutions to the new challenges we are currently facing.