BIN-19 Internet of Things UPSC

BIN-19 | Internet of Things | UPSC


Kerala Start-ties up with SCTIMST to launch IoT (Internet of Things) based used mask disposal smart bin & UV light-based disinfection device to beat COVID 19

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VST Mobility Solutions, a Startup headquartered at Cochin, has launched an automated mask disposal machine as part of efforts to develop products helping to combat the Covid-19.  


  • The disposal device, named BIN-19, developed Chitra UV based face mask disposal bin technology from the Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute for Medical Sciences and Technology (SCTIMST), Trivandrum .


  • The IoT-based BIN-19 (Internet of Things) is used for collecting and disinfecting Used Face-Mask.
  • The device has been subjected to a series of successful microbiological tests by Sree Chitra Lab.

  Sree Chitra is one of the testing agency for UV based devices in the country as per the guidelines of the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR).


  • Used masks dropped inside a container of the bin will be first disinfected by a process.
  • The disinfected masks will be transferred to another container inside the Bin.
  • The person dropping the mask can sanitize her hands with the help of the automatic sanitizer dispenser attached to the Bin-19.
  • There is no need to touch or operate any switches in the Bin to do all these.
  • All functions are automated in the hands-free equipment for the safety of users and health workers.


  • Auto Sanitizer Dispenser ( remotely alerts if it’s empty),
  • Mobile Application to navigate/find Bin-19,
  • Web Portal for Status Alerts,
  • Power ON/OFF alerts,
  • Box open alerts.


  VSL Mobility Solutions has also launched, UV SPOT, a UV light-based multipurpose disinfector, another product in its Covid-19 combat portfolio.



  • It is a multipurpose disinfector device with ultraviolet disinfection lamps.
  • With internal reflective surfaces and UVC Lamp, the device disinfects a board range of microorganisms.
  • The device is mainly used for disposing of the contaminated or used face-mask and for reusing the UVC stable metallic products.
  • This device is proven under a microbiological test conducted by Sree Chitra Lab.

      IASbhai WINDUP: 

  • These products will be assets for beating the COVID19 in the state.
  • The products would also help in preventing environmental damages.
     SOURCES: PIB | BIN-19 Internet of Things UPSC

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