3Oe & PDT: Saving Lives with Engineered Water
3Oe Scientific partnered with PDT, an Astronics Company, to design and manufacture the Iggy™ hand rinsing device.
Iggy™ improves the effectiveness of hand hygiene with proprietary technology and aqueous ozone for a chemical-free, natural disinfectant that does not irritate skin. Iggy™ features a miniaturized ozone generator, sensors, and mechanical water forces to deliver ozonated water that kills bacteria and viruses, including coronavirus, in seconds.
Iggy™ was designed to simplify the hand rinsing process and maximize efficacy. User experience studies determined optimal hand entry points and visual cues to guide the end-user. Understanding its mechanical limitations and connectivity features, PDT and 3Oe Scientific brainstormed concepts with a user-centered design approach. PDT’s design team implemented insights from extensive research with various stakeholders, including installation, maintenance, and end-users. After numerous sketches, prototype iterations, ethnographic research, and lessons learned, PDT’s design team helped 3Oe Scientific create a brand identity and frictionless experience to ensure complete spray coverage and eliminated the need for rubbing, measuring, and touching.
Iggy™ prototypes underwent rigorous testing conducted at clinical research laboratories between 2016 and 2020, proving its efficacy and reducing the risk of transmission of infectious diseases. In March 2020, 3Oe Scientific and PDT pivoted in response to the Covid-19 pandemic. The project team expedited development activities and worked on an accelerated schedule due to rapidly increasing global demand. Today, Iggy™ is in production at Astronics and installed in schools across the U.S. Additional applications are in testing for healthcare, travel, and public health environments.