Using light to disinfect the germs on your mobile device

Published October 30, 2017

A story on WBFO-FM reports on a device being developed by Edward Furlani, professor of electrical engineering and chemical and biological engineering, that uses light to kill germs on the outside of cell phones and other small electronic devices.

"You can't wash a cell phone and, secondly, the disinfection instead of being some laborious process, this is a very simple process," he said. "You take the phone, place it inside a device, close the door on the device and illuminate it with ultraviolet radiation, which kills DNA at that level. It disrupts it so that it really makes all these germs and that inactive. So this process can be done within 30 seconds."

Read the story here.