IIT Delhi startup launches Sanfe- Sanitation for Female device

IIT Delhi startup launches Sanfe- Sanitation for Female device
Amita Jain | Nov 19, 2018 - 5:40 p.m. IST
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NEW DELHI, NOVEMBER 19: On the occasion of the World Toilet Day, an IIT Delhi incubated startup Sanfe has launched stand and pee device for women called ‘Sanfe’. This affordable product provides women the freedom to stand and urinate at the cost of Rs. 10.

Designed by a team of IIT Delhi, including Prof. Srinivasan Venkataraman, Department of Design and Archit Agarwal and and Harry Sehrawat, third-year students of B. Tech (Textile Technology) and Co-founders of Sanfe, the product has been launched with a #StandUpForYourself campaign under which 100,000 free samples of the product will be distributed to women across the country. The trial and testing of the product was done by the AIIMS Delhi.

Lack of hygiene in public washrooms exposes one out of every two women to Urinary Tract Infection (UTI). Concerned by this, the team of IIT Delhi students innovated this female stand and pee device so that they can maintain a safe distance from the toilet seats and protect themselves from the possibility of getting infected.

Archit said that the product will be ideal for pregnant women, women with arthiritis, differently abled to be used at public toilets at railway stations, trains, bus terminals etc. He added, “Dirty public toilets anywhere in the world are a big problem especially for women population. They may suffer from Urinary Tract Infection by using unhygienic public toilets. We thought to help them and came out with this revolutionary product called Sanfe.”

Prof. Srinivasan Venkataraman, Department of Design, IIT Delhi said, “Innovation needs to be accessible, affordable and sustainable. It’s high time for women to stand up and improve their hygiene level.”

Apart from India, Team Sanfe is focusing on African countries and other developing countries to establish a market for their product.

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