A third-year mechanical engineering student in Amaravati, Andhra Pradesh, has received a copyright from the Indian Patents Office for his Facial Shield 2.0, which he created using biodegradable materials.
A release by SRM University said that the facial shield 2.0 serves as the outer defence to the mucous membranes (nose, eyes, and mouth), comes with a transparent visor made of the thin layer of 175-micron reusable plastic and a highly durable headband made from three-ply corrugated cardboard, costing only ₹ 15 a piece.
"These innovative features helped the student P Mohan Aditya earn the copyright for his facial shield design," the release said.
Aditya also came out with another innovative design ''building block for beds'' using reusable materials for COVID-19 patients. He has applied for a copyright for this as well, the university said.