Kohima, June 30: Assu Khezhie, an ICFAI graduate with BCA degree, has developed a digital payment vending machine for face mask in ten days.
Talking about the motivation behind his innovation in his video that was uploaded in social media platforms on June 30, Khezhie, a resident of D. Khel, Kohima, said, “We face situations where we forget or lose our mask in public places. And since the places where we avail facemask are usually unsanitary despite following safety norms, there is always the risk of direct contact, I was thinking of a better way to dispense facemask following hygienic norms.
The video will also be my entry into the Start Up Nagaland contest under the Department of Industries & Commerce,” Khezhie said.
The basic working principle of the machine is that it is loaded with masks that is wrapped in cylindrical bags packed under hygienic conditions. When the QR code on the machine is scanned with a smart phone using a digital payment app, the machine will automatically dispense the facemask after the payment is made.
Khezhie mentioned that while the machine is fully dependent on good internet service, its effectiveness maybe be subject to poor internet service. However this can be addressed with further development.
He added that while the existing machine is only for facemask, the machine can be purposed for dispensing other essential items. (Page News Service)