Healthe’s Wand Pro Boeing-licensed sanitisation wand, which uses Far-UVC 222nm light instead of chemicals, is now available to order for commercial applications.
Healthe says the technology can quickly inactivate up to 99.7% of SARS-CoV-2, and is especially useful for hard-to-reach places such as aircraft cockpits. In addition to aerospace applications, Wand Pro is suitable for use in sectors including transportation, hospitality, offices and retail.
The potential of Far-UVC
The company marked 22 February 2021 as ‘#222Day’, celebrating the science and potential of Far-UVC 222nm light technology. The company hosted a free, live-streamed webinar to discuss topics including the technology’s safety and efficacy, current uses and potential future applications.
“While the human applications of Far-UVC have been known by researchers for well over a decade, it took the onset of a global pandemic for us to truly understand and appreciate what a powerful tool it is in terms of deactivating pathogens and viruses in the air and on surfaces,” said Fred Maxik, chief scientific officer at Healthe. “The real benefit of this technology is that its real-time capabilities mean it is providing a constant source of cleaning for everyone while they are gathered in an enclosed space, with very few variables. This is truly game-changing and vital in terms of creating healthier indoor environments for work, school and play in the face of this current and yet unknown future viral threats.”
In addition to the Wand Pro, Healthe’s suite of sanitisation solutions that utilise Far-UVC 222 include the Entry sanitisation portal and Space downlights. Healthe’s other sanitisation solution is the Air troffer, which is designed to combine the germicidal properties of UV light and carbon-activated filtration to improve air quality in indoor spaces. Healthe says its applications can be combined with its circadian lighting products to help regulate the body’s internal clock, boost performance and enhance sleep.
“Another positive with Far-UVC is that unlike traditional UVC, 222nm has been shown safe for use in human environments – it apparently does not have enough energy and has been shown in experiments that it does not have the ability to penetrate to the living cells in our skin or outer layers of the eye,” said Dr Michael Roizen, chief wellness officer emeritus of the Cleveland Clinic. “Multiple national and international studies point to Far-UVC’s safety and efficacy.”
Today, Healthe’s products are in use in high-profile places throughout many sectors. They include the Miami Dolphins football facilities, the Space Needle, Nature’s Path production facilities, The Capstone at Royal Palm Assisted Living and Memory Care Community (Florida), Blind Horse Restaurant & Winery (Wisconsin) and Magnolia Bakery (New York City).