March 24, 2020, Silicon Valley, CA, Inhalio announced today that it is actively evaluating antiviral ingredients that will be added to its Digital Scent 3.0 Platform to help reduce the airborne transmission of viruses in rideshare vehicles and fleets. By integrating specific ingredients into its intelligent scent cartridges and mobile scent diffusers that are known to reduce the transmission of airborne viruses, Inhalio can help rideshare companies provide their passengers with a healthier and safer environment.
“To help eliminate airborne pathogens, Inhalio is adding both antiviral and antibacterial ingredients into its scent formulas,” said Keith Kelsen, CEO of Inhalio. “By periodically releasing these anti-pathogen infused scents into a rideshare vehicle’s cabin, especially in between passenger pickups, we believe the risk of infection can be lowered. Combined with our IOT mobility diffuser systems, entire fleets of rideshare and autonomous vehicles can be quickly and easily fitted to support passenger health and wellness rides.”
U.S. National Institutes of Health scientists from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) confirmed last week that the virus that causes the COVID-19 disease can infect individuals through both airborne (aerosol) transmission and direct surface contact. Their tests demonstrated that when an infected individual coughs or sneezes, the virus is carried by droplets and remains viable and still able to infect others as an airborne-based pathogen for at least three hours. These findings were released in a peer-reviewed article from The New England Journal of Medicine that included researchers from Princeton University, UCLA and the National Institutes of Health. They also found that the virus was detectable and viable on surfaces for up to four hours on copper, up to 24 hours on cardboard, and up to two to three days on plastic and stainless steel.
The Rideshare Solution:
Using the Inhalio Digital Scent 3.0 Platform, Rideshare companies can quickly and conveniently deploy dry-air mobile scent diffusers into their fleets. Using their smartphone, passengers can select one of four in-vehicle scents directly from the rideshare company’s app to reduce airborne viruses and bacteria, promote wellness, eliminate odors, or reduce mild cases of motion sickness. Using the Inhalio rideshare scent reference architecture and APIs, Inhalio gives rideshare and autonomous vehicle companies decades of expertise and know-how in deploying in-vehicle scent delivery and management systems with the additional capability of collecting, analyzing and understanding rider trends and gaining business insights.
Inhalio(R), now incorporating Exhalia(TM), is a global leader in digital scent technology. The Inhalio Digital Scent 3.0 Platform(TM) is transformational to mood mapping and elevating individual health and wellbeing. Automotive/Mobility, Rideshare, Hospitality, Connected Home, and Retail industries are making significant investments in embedding scent distribution systems in their products and services to enhance consumer experiences and further brand loyalty. Inhalio’s patented multi-scent delivery platform includes three core components: Infusion, Diffusion, and Insights. Unlike stand-alone systems, the Inhalio platform delivers connected multi-scent diffusers, intelligent cartridge control and management, pure and healthier dry-air diffusion, and detailed consumer insights. The Intelligent Scent 3.0 platform leads in sustainability with our Eco-Friendly green initiative and is licensed for product integration in large scale deployments. Please visit www.inhalio.com
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