Foot-operated Handwashing Unit

Field Ready meets humanitarian and reconstruction aid needs, by localizing the manufacturing of essential relief and reconstruction items. These open-source products will be shared widely, and the skills and capacity to replicate them are keys to our approach. An example is the foot-operated handwashing unit. The foot operated handwashing unit allows people to wash their hands without touching a tap, hence its reduce the spread of physical contact with surfaces the device is easily operated using legs. The taps have proven a simple yet highly effective way to battle COVID-19, enabling hand washing without contaminating sink fixtures or threatening personal sanitation once hands are clean.



Location Nepal, Syria, USA, South Pacific
Solution stage Proof of concept developed
Business model Array
Organisations involved Grand Challenges Canada, Field Ready, UNICEF
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