CEO Amy Hedrick was recently interviewed by CEO CFO Magazine. She discusses everything from the effectiveness of UV light to all the new products Cleanbox is developing. Take a look at the link below!
Cleanbox Technology announced that it is launching its CleanDefense ultraviolet point-of-use mask decontamination product in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Carlsbad, Calif.-based company’s technology uses UV-C light in an LED to decontaminate products worn on the face or the head with a focus on high-risk contagion transfer points. According to a news release, Cleanbox products have been proven to eliminate 99.99% of viruses, bacteria and fungi within seconds.
Last month, the National Institutes of Health validated four methods for mask decontamination, one of which was ultraviolet light. Atomic Blue is another company that recently launched a UV-C germicidal light for eradicating the COVID-19 virus.
Cleanbox designed a retrofit for cleaning masks, fast-tracking it from concept to manufacturing in 10 days. It works with the Cleanbox CX1 model and has already been deployed at places like Children’s National Hospital and Northwestern University Medical Center.
“We actually started with the most difficult form factor first,” Cleanbox co-founder & CEO Amy Hedrick said in the news release. “Virtual & Augmented Reality headsets are made up of many different materials and delicate electronics that have multiple surfaces which are hard to reach. They are much more difficult to clean than say cell phones”.
In addition, Cleanbox is set to launch this new CleanDefense product this summer to address the need to disinfect protective equipment at scale. The CleanDefense lightweight, point-of-use decontamination system is touted as capable of cleaning four masks in a one-to-two-minute cycle and approximately 100 in an hour.
“I was truly impressed with how efficiently the team at Cleanbox was able to transition their efforts to meet an urgent need and provide a solution to protect our frontline healthcare workers,” added Dr. Robert Louis of the Neurosciences Institute at Hoag Hospital. “What a great example of small business ingenuity in times of need.”
Amusement Park Daily, November 2019
"Cleanbox was designed around the unique surfaces of VR and AR headsets to provide maximum efficacy in cleaning and drying for hardware that lives on a consumer's face and head. Our nanocoatings help keep sweat and oils from permeating the softer surfaces of an HMD (velcro, foam, rubber, fabric) and reduce the residue of makeup, fingerprints, and dirt.”
Intergame, March 2019 (Feature Article)
“While gameplay and technological advancements are worth talking about, hygiene has often been an after-thought for public-facing use of immersive technologies and one of the biggest barriers to access for VR. Cleanbox Technology has gone a long way toward addressing the issues of decontamination, smell prevention and drying of head mounted displays between users. The product solves many related trickle-down challenges…”
Podcast: CEO Amy Hedrick on “The Straightforward Solution of Cleanbox Technologies”
"Thanks to a saturated market, HMDs have quickly caught up to many of the performance standards they need in order to work well with active content and longer play-time, multiplayer experiences. Headset makers still need to make the HMDs more comfortable and address issues such as flexible
fitting for different nose sizes and smaller heads, and weight balance. The goal is to have these in place by the time the price point softens to consumer levels.”
Co-Founder & CEO, Cleanbox Technology
Business and Industry Today, August 2019
Company of the Year
"Business and Industry Today is pleased to announce Cleanbox Technology as our Company of the Year, for its unwavering commitment to developing innovative and forward thinking smart hygiene technology."
VR Fitness Insider lists CLEANBOX as one of the
"game changers" at VRLA 2018
"CLEANBOX partnered with INTEL and SURVIOS to not only sterilize their equipment, but to show exhibitors and attendees that hygiene can be achieved...CLEANBOX is a great option for VR businesses and arcades that need a top-tier hygiene solution that will also dry the sweat off the headsets for customers to continue game time without a hitch."
Reality Technologies, December 2018
“Cleanbox technology is changing how hardware gets dried and disinfected quickly and waste-free.”