Soapen is a soap-marker tool that is used to teach proper hand-washing.
SoaPen washing in school children at the ages of 3-6. An adult uses the pen to draw on a child’s hand, challenging the child to wash away every trace of the pen. When mixed with water, the drawing on the child’s hand turns to soap, and washes the child’s hands, lowering risk of infectious illness and teaching proper hand-washing.
As of July, 2016, Soapen is actively seeking to expand partnerships in order to make plans to distribute Soapen.Interview with Representative
$0.50 US Interview with Representative
Goal 6: Clean water and sanitation
Teachers, school children
This product is a prototype, but the first scaled round of production will take place by the end of Summer 2016.Interview with Representative
This product is currently a prototype, and the user provision model is to be determined.
This product is a prototype and is not widely distributed as of July, 2016. The first scaled round of production will take place by the end of Summer 2016, and SoaPen will be available for purchase through an updated website that is under development as of now.Interview with Representative
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This teaching tool is a pen composed of soap. An adult uses the pen to draw on a child’s hand, challenging the child to wash away every trace of the pen. When mixed with water, the drawing on the child’s hand turns to soap, and effectively washes the child’s hands, lowering risk of infectious illness and teaching proper hand-washing. A video demonstration is shown on the UNICEF website.
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The device is 20 grams and lasts 15-20 hand washes. Interview with representative
Soapen claims to wash hands just as effectively as standard soap, while reducing waste.Interview with representative
Design team primarily. SoaPen has worked with a team of chemical engineers at the Institute of Chemical Technology in Mumbai to test the industrial composition and compared the effectiveness of SoaPen with any other standard soap.Interview with representative
No listed hazards.
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