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

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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 project email address – we will get back to you ASAP – all feedback/suggestions welcomed.

Latest Posts

PCA Toolkit V1

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…

PCA in Teaching: Empowering the public with Lego-based solutions to real problems

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…

Social Distancing Glasses

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 soci…

PCA Interaction Design @ La Tadeo – Challenge 3

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 thi…

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Android app coming soon!

An exciting project that we’ve been working on will release in the next few weeks. Similar to our recent Arduino project, the app will alert the user if they are speaking too loudly. Stay tuned for th…

Simple Arduino circuit of voice loudness detector
Voice Loudness Monitor – Instructable

A paper from 2019 found that speaking with a louder voice creates more aerosolised viral particles [Asadi et al. 2019]. This simple Arduino project reminds people to not shout unnecessarily. It cou…

PCA Interaction Design @ La Tadeo – Challenge 2

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 sec…

The Workshop App goes live for alpha testing

The Workshop is a job scheduling tool for coordinating manufacturing in areas such as university workshops. It’s a collaborative initiative between the DMF lab’s project clean access, and industry pa…

Our blog continues on https://dmf-lab.co.uk/blog/category/covid19/clean-access/

Contact Us

All enquiries, submissions and thoughts about the project are welcomed and should be sent to project-clean-access@bristol.ac.uk (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