Paving the way for effective hand sterilisation.

a look into the

research & Development

Crafted using innovative Far-UVC technology that kills 99.9% of bacteria and viruses, including coronavirus. We use 222nm of Far-UVC light, which is scientifically proven to be safe for skin and eyes.

LAb testing

To ensure that our prototype works, we are currently testing the percent of bacteria found on hands before and after using UV-Lave.

In-situ testing

To collect user data, our prototype will be kept in Dogpatch Labs for two days, where we monitor its usage and acceptance.

"No research without action, no action without research." -Kurt Lewin.

behind the


The prototype is finetuned to be of closest resemblance to our final product. Two far UVC lamps are used for maximum efficiency, as well as highly reflective panels decked inside to minimise light wastage. Band-pass optical filters remove wavelengths above 222nm, providing utmost safety. Front exterior panel guides you on the sterilisation time using LEDs. Quick installation and low maintenance ensures value for money.

meet The

UV-Lave Team

Fatma is a Biomedical Engineering student in Trinity College Dublin. She has completed a degree in Innovation and Entrepreneurship.

Fatma Dogan, CEO & Co-Founder

Surabhi is a secondary school student from Kilkenny. Her passions have extended to all things space, physics and art, and which have led her to win numerous national awards in those areas. She also has experience in CAD, and business development.

Surabhi Sathish, COO & Co-Founder

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Frequently asked questions

- How to use UV-Lave ?

The fingers are spread out in order for the far-UVC light to reach everywhere. The hands are placed in the mouth of the UV-Lave. The far-UVC light goes on for 10 seconds and when all the LEDs turn green, the sterilisation process is completed.

- What is far-UVC?

Far-UVC is a type of UV light that is safe for skin and eyes but is able to kill 99.9% of bacteria and viruses, including SARS-CoV-2.

- What wavelength is the far-UVC? What’s the range that is safe for you?

The wavelength we are using is 222nm and the range for far-UVC is from 207 to 222nm.

- How do you ensure the optimal safety while using the far-UVC lamps?

The wavelength of far-UVC we use is 222nm but to prevent any accidental higher wavelengths spreading out, we use an optical filter. The optical filter makes sure that no wavelength higher than 222nm is passed through.

- What’s the maximum dosage of far-UVC light you can use in a day? And what dosage does UV-Lave use?

The maximum dosage is 22mJ/cm2 in a day, and UV-Lave uses 2.2mJ/cm2.

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