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Teen invents system to keep germs from spreading on airplanes

Teen invents system to keep germs from spreading on airplanes

Old May 22, 15, 2:33 pm
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Teen invents system to keep germs from spreading on airplanes

The fins redirect the airflow, creating virtual walls of air around each passenger. Each person gets what Wang calls a “personalized ventilation zone” where sneezes are vanquished, pushed out of the cabin before they can spread in a turbulent burst.

His invention would improve the availability of fresh air in the cabin by 190 percent, he said, and would reduce the concentration of airborne germs by 55 times. Wang estimates that it would cost $1,000 per airplane and could be installed overnight, making it easy and economical for airlines.
http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/l...-on-airplanes/

Seems like an interesting and cheap solution. Not sure however if airlines are willing to spend money on this, even though it comes to about $4 per passenger only.
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Old May 22, 15, 4:50 pm
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Originally Posted by Dieuwer View Post
it comes to about $4 per passenger only.
It looks like a device that's installed once. So that's $4 per passenger divided by the number of flights remaining in the plane's remaining life.

That's a good deal!
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Old May 22, 15, 8:02 pm
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$1,000 per airplane? LOLLLLLLL


NOTHING cost that little when it comes to airplanes. NOTHING. He is probably off by at least one order of magnitude.
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Old May 22, 15, 9:11 pm
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Teen invents system to keep germs from spreading on airplanes

Useless as it does nothing to combat the guy who sneezed in his hand then touched the lav door, armrest etc. 60 seconds before you did.
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Old May 23, 15, 3:19 am
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Originally Posted by tev9999 View Post
Useless as it does nothing to combat the guy who sneezed in his hand then touched the lav door, armrest etc. 60 seconds before you did.
Isn't he included?


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pushed out of the cabin before

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