As world population density increases, the task of keeping surfaces clean of harmful bacteria becomes harder to accomplish without simultaneous increases in technology. Disease transmission through contaminated common surfaces is a growing concern in high-risk environments such as hospitals, and elevators have been identified as a major culprit for harboring significant amounts of bacteria. Through the utilization of CleanLift touchless elevator panels, bacteria growth and transmission between elevator users can be significantly reduced and even minimized. Touchless panels will provide significant benefits for any user, but will be of greatest importance in disease-sensitive locations such as hospitals, where patients, doctors, staff, and visitors use elevators constantly.For a touchless system, as for any for new technology, to be adopted by institutions it should satisfy three major requirements: have comparable reliability and functionality as current systems, be economically viable, and, most importantly, be intuitive to users. The functionality for the CleanLift system will be outlined in this document. Current elevator panels are reliable, easy to use and have minimal safety hazards, and to ensure CleanLift is competitive in the elevator market it shall be comparable to standard elevator panels in these categories. The sustainability of CleanLift shall improve upon current panels by focusing on Cradle to Cradle design throughout the development process from the proof-of-concept to the final production design. Technical consideration such as power consumption and control requirements shall also be considered along with the functionality required to meet all current applicable standards. CleanLift shall also decrease the cost of maintenance and upkeep for units by decreasing sanitization costs and having a robust construction.CleanLift will provide significant health benefits for users by employing a touchless panel instead of a conventional mechanical button panel, and still needs be competitive in the current market for institutions to adopt this new and beneficial technology. T
Undergraduate Engineering students are required to complete a group-based, two-course capstone sequence: ENSC 405W and ENSC 440. Groups form company structures and create an innovative product that potentially acts as a solution to a real-life problem. This collection archives the following assignments: proposal, design specifications, requirements specifications, and proof of concept.
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