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UAE residents create ‘Wellcome Mat’ to protect homes

Filed on October 3, 2020

Dubai – A team of UAE residents have designed and created a door mat that cleans and disinfects a person’s shoes, so that they can enter their home free from infectious germs, viruses, and bacteria.

With the outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic, normality has been challenged more than ever before, making us put large question marks on things that would have otherwise been unchallenged parts of our daily routines.

Our perception of hygiene, germs, and bacteria has since heightened causing people to think twice and thrice about how germs can find their way into their homes. It was this very thought process, that fueled Bassam F., his daughter Maya F., and their co-founder Abdul Aziz E. to create the ‘Wellcome Mat’.

The Wellcome Mat comprises of different panels: the first disinfects shoes through applying the “Wellcome Shoe disinfectant Solution”, which kills up to 99.9 per cent of the germs; the second central microfiber drying panel cleans and dries the shoes.

The Wellcome Mat also tackles a domestic hygiene problem that has existed long before the rise of the Covid-19 pandemic – the high levels of contamination on shoe soles.

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