Raymond Wang: How germs travel on planes -- and how we can stop them
Raymond Wang - Inventor
Raymond Wang won the top prize in the 2015 Intel Science and Engineering Fair for his invention that circulates fresh air on planes and reduces transmission of germs between passengers. Full bio
have been on a plane in this past year?
share that experience
people every year.
in all these metal tubes
outbreak last year.
through these more range-limited,
a look at some of the numbers,
to go on the plane
to 17 other people.
other guy with SARS,
of a great superpower.
what we also find
to pre-screen for these diseases.
goes on a plane,
be in this latency period
have the disease
spread the disease
from the top of the cabin
as you see in blue.
through these very efficient filters
of pathogens near the outlets.
mixing airflow pattern.
around multiple times
to go out through the filter.
is a pretty serious problem.
to go out and buy a plane,
with computational fluid dynamics,
is create these simulations
in and taking readings in the plane.
is you would start out
in technical papers around the Internet.
into this 3D-modeling software,
that I just built into these tiny pieces,
the computer can better understand it.
the air goes in and out of the cabin,
the computer calculates the simulation.
with the conventional cabin is this:
right into people's faces.
those two passengers
at that from the side,
spreading across the length of the cabin.
"This is no good."
more than 32 different simulations
with this solution right here.
Global Inlet Director.
by about 190 percent.
of composite material
that are already in the plane.
of screws in there and you're good to go.
are absolutely amazing.
swirling airflow patterns,
here is sneezing again,
to effectively push that down
push those pathogens down.
at the same scenario
that straight down into the outlet
to infect any other people.
sitting next to the middle guy
no pathogens at all.
if the middle passenger sneezes,
this mean for the world?
into real life,
that I built over here,
airflow patterns coming down,
actually cost the world
could actually cost the world
to take an airplane out of service
and several million dollars
something essentially overnight
this through to certification,
regulatory approvals processes.
that sometimes the best solutions
wouldn't have supported it.
of you today is: why wait?
About the speaker:Raymond Wang - Inventor
Raymond Wang won the top prize in the 2015 Intel Science and Engineering Fair for his invention that circulates fresh air on planes and reduces transmission of germs between passengers.
Why you should listen
Raymond Wang is a Canadian youth innovator who is passionate about science, technology, engineering and entrepreneurship. He is one of Canada's Top 20 Under 20, and most recently, the recipient of the Gordon E. Moore award for the Top Project at the 2015 Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF).
Raymond enjoys exploring STEM and promoting global sustainability. His latest engineering innovations, including his work with aircraft cabin airflow and his inventions of the “Weather Harvester,” “Smart Knee Assistant” and "Smart Bin,” have achieved international recognition.
Raymond is enthusiastic about inspiring others to pursue STEM opportunities. He actively reaches out to the local community through camps & associations, in addition to communities around the world through YouTube & Modern Media.
Having a strong passion for sustainability, Raymond has founded Sustainable Youth Canada, a youth-led non-profit organization dedicated to empowering young people in Affiliated Regions established from coast to coast to be leaders in tackling issues with environmental and energy sustainability.
In his spare time, Raymond enjoys exploring music as both a National Youth Band clarinetist and an avid pianist. He is also a keen director of films and videos; many of his productions have been recognized at local film festivals.
Raymond envisions himself pursuing a career in science, applying research and innovation with a business approach to do his part in bettering the world.
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