A 17-year old named Raymond Wang, may have the solution to the air travellers’ eternal bugbear – the colds, flus and other nasty illnesses picked up on a flight.
Raymond Wang is a Canadian youth innovator who is passionate about science, technology, engineering and entrepreneurship. He is one of Canada's Top 20 Under 20, and most recently, the recipient of the Gordon E. Moore award for the Top Project at the 2015 Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF).
He told a recent TED audience that his invention, should it be taken up by airlines, would stop bacteria spreading between passengers on planes, in the hope of reducing illnesses such as Flu and SARS
The amazing boy invented a small fan that changes how air circulates on a plane, minimising bacteria transfer between passengers.
Mr Wang claimed that his idea – for which he has already filed a patent – would allow each air passenger a “personalised breathing zone”, minimising the risk of picking up a disease in flight.
Using a computer model and “throwing in a bunch of physics”, he found that swirling airflow in a conventional passenger cabin heightened the risk of disease-carrying particles spreading between passengers.
Source: The Telegraph