Designing a Compliant Self-Sanitizing Glove Device to Curb COVID-19 Spread
Currently, there are millions of global confirmed cases of COVID-19 outbreak, rendering religious gatherings such as Hajj and Umrah or hospital to be a risk because a single individual can infect hundreds. The number of COVID-19 infections increased rapidly. Lack of a vaccine calls for implementing quick and easy safety steps to curb exposing the masses. This paper suggests developing a compliant self-sanitizing glove technique to prevent the virus spread via touch. Conducting the spray-compliant mechanism design simulation involves making the gloves from a polymer, a low-risk substance. The device contains the sanitizer, and pressure application sprays the liquid, thus creating a compliant spraying device. The device has two major components, the middle section, and the joints. The middle section is the reservoir, while the disposal units are at the ends. The kinematics synthesis equation derived from the Pseudo-Rigid-Body method is used in modeling the compliant device. Testing of the modeling strategy to design the spray device was conducted successfully. The details enable the user to recreate the compliant spray device by inserting the total required length (Lf) to produce the necessary measurements. The self-sanitizing glove is still a new idea, and other clothing items can also use the spray mechanism to promote a hygienic and cleaner surrounding. The gloves have a self-sanitizing ability, including sanitizing the surfaces they contact. Therefore, increased use of gloves can help in infection prevention by providing quick sanitization and hygienic surroundings.