Project Clean Access is a platform for understanding the global challenges we face in transitioning from lockdown, and developing a crowd-sourced toolkit that can address them. To find out more about the project, view current challenges, propose a challenge of your own or submit a solution please follow the relevant links below.
Project Clean Access
A crowd-sourced toolkit to safely transition society out of lockdown.
With thanks to the University of Bristol and Royal Academy of Engineering for their support.
It is becoming apparent that the exit strategy and transition from lockdown to a more ‘normal’ way of life is not straightforward. It is self-evident that both behavioural and system interventions are required to facilitate the transition and eventual relaxation of social-distancing measures while ensuring that transmission is minimised and a second or third wave of the pandemic is avoided. To help with this global effort we propose that these behavioural changes can be supported by a toolkit of simple low-cost technological interventions that can facilitate society’s gradual return to normal life.
The principles of Project Clean Access are to complement the core regimes of handwashing , cleaning and PPE through the design of a low-cost easy-to-use toolkit for:
- reducing and, where possible, eliminating unnecessary contact points/surfaces in work places, essential service and public environments;
- helping us to meet physical distancing requirements;
- reinforcing and embedding ‘good practice; and,
- making the transition as positive an experience as possible for all, e.g. engaging children.
Project Clean Access is administered by members of the DMF lab, including Ben, Chris, Harry, Ric and Mark. Feel free to contact us directly or use the program email address – we will get back to you ASAP – all feedback/suggestions welcomed.
Project Clean Access Projects
Version 2 of the PCA toolkit is shown in the picture below. It contains a number of updates with new products and initiatives designed to contribute towards a safe transition out of lockdown. For more information about each entry please see below the picture. A PDF version of the toolkit can be downloaded with this […]
From August to December 2020 the PCA team were working in collaboration with la Universidad de Los Andes in supporting students who were developing innovative, improved mask designs for minimising viral spread on public transport as part of their Proyecto Intermedio. The project spanned 16 weeks broken down into 4×4 week sprints with a review […]
The Project Clean Access team are working in collaboration with La Universidad de Los Andes in Bogota to develop innovative cold-storage distribution solutions that could assist in delivering vaccines to the most remote areas of Colombia. The challenges in achieving this are significant due to Colombia’s diverse landscapes (including rainforest, desert and mountains), significant climate […]
Limiting the number of people inside a shop or venue can help to maintain social distancing. This 3D printed mechanical counter can be placed in the doorway of a shop or other venue to count the number of people inside. The parts list, instructions, and 3D files to build your own counter are available here: Instructables […]
Limiting the number of people inside a shop or venue can help to maintain social distancing. This simple Arduino project can be placed in the doorway of a shop or other venue to count the number of people inside. The parts list, instructions, and code for building your own counter are available here: Instructables We […]
Version 1 of the PCA toolkit is shown in the picture below. It contains a first set of products and initiatives designed to contribute towards a safe transition out of lockdown. For more information about each entry please see below the picture. A PDF version of the toolkit can be downloaded with this link. Reducing […]
Through the winter semester this year 2nd year students at the University have completed PCA projects as part of their core teaching. Focusing on developing designs that anyone can build at home to reduce their risk of transmission, Students were tasked to develop devices that removed the need for contact with surfaces and buttons on […]
Introduced as a measure to prevent the transmission of contagious disease, social distancing, or the act of maintaining a physical distance from others has inadvertently remained a restriction on society throughout this COVID-19 pandemic. Whilst many have followed guidance such as keeping 2m apart or complying with new and occasionally unclear distanced shopping systems, it’s […]
The Product Design department at the Universidad Jorge Tadeo Lozano have been running PCA linked challenges as part of their Interaction Design course ‘Mediations’. For the third challenge students were required to design devices that could eliminate the risk of viral spread through cash transactions. Two of the resulting outputs are shown in the pictures below and demonstrate how […]
Our blog continues on https://dmf-lab.co.uk/blog/category/covid19/clean-access/
All enquiries, submissions and thoughts about the project are welcomed and should be sent to email@example.com (or just click the button below!).
Remember, all our designs (and the published challenge submissions) are available via our github: https://github.com/dmf-lab/Project-Clean-Access