COVID-19 Response: A scalable hand sanitizing sensing solution: IoT enabled hand sanitizer and soap dispensers

Morris, Raeshelle | $50,000

Ontario Humber College 2020 NSERC College COVID-19 Grant

Mero is a technology innovator in the facility management automation industry, serving commercial properties

with wireless IoT devices that monitor the metrics behind washroom use and waste. With the recent spread of

the COVID‑19 virus, hand sanitizer use is at an all-time high. For commercial properties to sustainably provide

sanitization to the public, monitoring of their supply is a must. With Mero’s sensing technology, this process is

streamlined and readily available, but some refinement of the product remains. This grant will enable Mero to

develop a scalable, repeatable retrofit solution to incorporate their sensors into existing hand sanitizer and soap

dispensers regardless of the dispenser vendor, as well as create the packaging and training manuals necessary

for commercial use. This technology will help keep essential workplaces, communities and cities safe during

and post the COVID‑19 pandemic.

With funding from the Government of Canada

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