• COVID-19 : Biohazard Destruction with Augmented Reality

    COVID-19 has demonstrated the importance of Biohazard Destruction or cleaning devices. The manipulation of highly contagious deceases like Coronavirus make a need to use other methods to handle processes with minimum contact.

    At the EGLAVATOR, I created a new way to connect and use a device like the Demolizer or other vendors that can destroy and clean medical equipment.   I discussed this patent before, but recently the entire application was published both in PCT (World) and United States.

    The main focus of the patent is the creation of an Augmented Reality (AR) interface to connect to an IOT-based device that can destroy, clean, and decontaminate equipment used during this pandemic times.

    The CDC states several types of decontamination processes, but the one that caught my interest is “Moist Heat,” which basically consist in raising the temperature to 60″ at 80% humidity and that will be sufficient to kill H1N1 and other viruses like COVID-19.

    Moist heat

    Moist heat, consisting of 60°C and 80% RH caused minimal degradation in the filtration and fit performance of the tested FFRs [3, 9, 10]. Heimbuch et al. disinfected FFRs contaminated with H1N1 using moist heat, of 65°C and 85% RH, and achieved a minimal of 99.99% reduction in virus [14]. One limitation of the moist heat method is the uncertainty of the disinfection efficacy for various pathogens.

    Source: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/hcp/ppe-strategy/decontamination-reuse-respirators.html 

    The way my invention works is as follows:

     

    In the cases of Covid-19 biohazard destruction can be controlled from your phone. A mobile phone downloads the control application that connects to a cloud-based platform where all the devices are controlled. All devices that destroy needles or clean masks are IOT-capable (Internet of Things). All IOT functions are exposed in a secured way to the device that contains contaminated products.The cloud-based platform as shown in FIG 2A, has all the data and information created using an IP Secured tunnel with the information stored on device. Both the application at your mobile phone and the cloud are hence communicating to obtain information from the decontamination process.Augmented reality icons can be shown and displayed with information on where things are, stop the process, or remotely update a nurse or a technician to handle a contamination process.

    Patent Filings United States and PCT

    The patent was filed in the United States and PCT for world coverage potential. I think we will file US, Europe, and other countries like China.

    The publication and more detailed description can be found here:

     

    Usage

    The number of utilization scenarios increases is mapped to devices that can clean but completely destroy “reds and sharps” at higher temperatures.

    Usually, the process will enable using sensors and other tunneling techniques to handle other scenarios and detect other dangerous contaminants that could be generated during a process like this.

    Licensing & Partnerships

    We are looking for patents of people to license this technology, software, and even consulting to improve or adapt this innovation to fit your need.

    In this presentation, you can find more information on how can we partner or license what we have;.

  • An Augmented Reality Anemometer – First Update 

    Augmented Reality Anemometer – First Update

    During the “Emerge Americas Hackathon 2018,” the theme was “Miami Resilience” and specially with all the hurricane  events in Florida a key element in those weather reports is the classic anemometer and wind speed measurements. As we all know, anything over “Tropical Storm” and Floridians prepare for the worst as our waters are so warm that anything can turn into a Category 3 – 5 hurricane very quickly.

    Stormchasers and weather channel meteorologist are indeed interested in taking a shot at measuring the storm with an anemometer.

    As we all recall, it is classical to see m any storm chasers holding an anemometer and measuring wind speed. In this figure, we have a hurricane-force winds of Irma, a devastating hurricane that passed by us in 2017.

    The idea with this project and the challenge was to measure wind speed when the only tool we have is the phone, indeed the phone can then analyze the video feed that is taken from the camera phone on the phone and compute the wind speed? Is this even possible?

    The answer is yes, by reviewing the video frames, I was able to identify a pattern and an index that varies from 0-5 and maps directly to the speed, not linearly but indeed a mapping exists.

    In order to reviews this process, we need to replace a “velocity anemometer” which could be mechanical or ultra-sound, for a video-powered anemometer, or even better an augmented reality device that basically augments the reality by providing the user a read on the hurricane or the wind speed.  For that, the main tool will be a server located locally in a computer that will be analyzing frame by frame of the images and creating a correlation function based on the number of squares that are computed after the threshold.

    This process and system has been filed for a provisional patent.

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    I will be providing more updates as I get the sources in github and can complete doing other adjustments to the AR App.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IIs7Dr13sGc

     

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