Abstract: The corona virus disease (COVID 19) is an infectious disease caused by the newly discovered corona virus. Its high rate of transmission makes it more deadly, as it can be easily spread from person to person. One of the ways in which the spread of this deadly virus can be curbed is regular washing of hands with soap and running water. Hand washing is a critical activity in preventing the spread of infection in health-care environments and food preparation areas. In order to eradicate hand contact between the tap and the hands a manual hand washing machine was designed and fabricated. The machine employs the use of pedal operated clutch cable and a return spring to operate the water tap, while making use of pedal operated contact spring for the spraying of soap. The average human height was considered to make the machine ergonomically satisfactory, so as to make its usage more comfortable. The materials for the fabrication of the machine were sourced locally, so as to minimize the cost of production and make it readily available for low income earners in developing nation.
Keywords: Corona virus, Clutch cable, Ergonomic, Hand washing, Pedal operated
| DOI: 10.17148/IARJSET.2020.7702