Kochi Maker Village company rolls out handy device to avoid physical contacts at public places

Kochi, May 14 (PTI) In a bid to help people avoid physical
contacts in public places in the backdrop of COVID-19, a
company at the Maker Village here has come out with a handy
device for a range of routing functions such as handling
lifts, doors and ATMs.
SectorQube has launched the keychain-shaped CoGun that
aids people in routine functions such as pushing the door-
handle, pressing the ATM buttons, operating a lift or water
tap, thus guarding the user against possibly germ-infested
"Costing close to Rs 150, CoGun is ready to take shipping
orders. The innovative product was launched this week as part
of a series of innovations taking place at Maker Village in
line with an emerging national focus on indigenisation", a
statement issued by the Maker Village said on Thursday.
"Within five hours of launch and minimal marketing, we
received close to 200 pre-orders from across the country,
claimed SectorQube CEO Nibu Alias.
Additionally, we received enquiries from countries such
as Ireland, UK and UAE, apart from bulk orders totalling
40,000 pieces of CoGun, he said.
When COVID-19 is bringing in new habits to people across
the globe, SectorQubes product has got the potential to
become a game-changer, added the head of the company which is
incubating at Maker Village for the past three years.
The current COVID-triggered crisis prompted its team to
come up with CoGun in less than two weeks, using the
facilities available at Maker Village that functions at the
Integrated Startup Complex in Kalamassery near here.
The 2016-founded Maker Village is a joint initiative of
Union Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology and
the Government of Kerala with IIITM-K in Thiruvananthapuram as
the nodal agency.
We had discussions with doctors and professionals of
various specialisations from across the country, he said.
To them, CoGun has a huge potential. They think it can
be considered mostly in the category of a PPE, but with more
convenience in using it."
With a production capacity of 10,000 pieces a day, CoGun
has registered with online portals such as Amazon.
Soon, CoGun will sell nation-wide," Alias said. PTI TGB

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