Designing a quick fix shutter for auto-disinfecting scan glass surface in biometric scanners
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Fingerprint scanners are significant devices in professional life, and its contamination can be potential sources of COVID 19 transmission. Manual disinfection of the fingerprint scanner after every single use is time consuming and even can adversely affect its electronics/functioning. Thus, with an aim to prevent the spread of infectious disease by cross contamination and implement the safe use of fingerprint scanner, we have developed a smart quick fix technology for automatic disinfection of finger print scanner glass after every single use. The smart portable top mount assembly uses two different disinfecting methods that ensures higher degree of disinfection. The disinfection is based on the simultaneous ultraviolet (UV) and heat treatment for a specific short time, and required to kill all the viruses on the scan glass surface. Moreover, developing this disinfecting technology with a universal design that can be fitted to any finger print scanner irrespective to its size, makes it a novel idea.