Recently we spoke about how nine students from IIT Madras came up with a smart bin to manage waste while we also highlighted iSAFE a 24x7 Pan-India roadside assistance platform launched by IIT Delhi students. And now we have learned that two students from IIT Bombay and IIT Goa have come up with a great invention. They have developed a device to clean reusable sanitary napkins in order to curb down biomedical waste.
The device created by Aishwarya Agarwal from IIT Bombay and Devyani Maladkar from IIT Goa is called Cleanse Right which will be priced at Rs 1,500. It does not require any electricity for its functionality it rather has a pedal-operated plunger which will go upside down in a water-filled chamber.
While talking about how it will function, Devyani told PTI, "The plungers squeeze out menstrual blood from cloth pads while rinsing them with water. The device is designed to be inexpensive. It can also be used to wash other hygiene concerned garments like baby clothes.”
Devyani and Aishwarya have already filed a patent for the device. They showcased their product in an annual summer programme at IIT Gandhinagar called “Invent@IITGN.
Menstruation is still a taboo in our country but, the world is changing now. It’s good to see youngsters like Devyani and Aishwarya coming up with an incredible device which can actually reduce the amount of disposable sanitary napkins that lands up in the waste grounds. They are true inspirations for the present and upcoming generation.