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COVID-19 Community Relief Project: Design and Development of Disinfection Booth with AR/VR Companion App

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2021 ASEE Virtual Annual Conference Content Access

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Virtual Conference

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July 26, 2021

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July 26, 2021

End Date

July 19, 2022

Conference Session

Community Engagement Division Technical Session 4

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Community Engagement Division

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16

DOI

10.18260/1-2--36856

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https://peer.asee.org/36856

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Ulan Dakeev Sam Houston State University

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Dr. Ulan Dakeev is an Assistant Professor in the Engineering Technology Department at Sam Houston State University. His areas of research include Virtual & Augmented Reality, renewable energy (wind energy), quality in higher education, motivation, and engagement of students.

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Reg Recayi Pecen Sam Houston State University Orcid 16x16 orcid.org/0000-0002-7145-0282

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Dr. Reg Pecen is currently a Quanta Endowed Professor of the Department of Engineering Technology at Sam Houston State University in Huntsville, Texas. Dr. Pecen was formerly a professor and program chairs of Electrical Engineering Technology and Graduate (MS and Doctoral) Programs in the Department of Technology at the University of Northern Iowa (UNI). Dr. Pecen served as 2nd President and Professor at North American University in Houston, TX from July 2012 through December 2016. He also served as a Chair of Energy Conservation and Conversion Division at American Society of Engineering Education (ASEE). Dr. Pecen holds a B.S in EE and an M.S. in Controls and Computer Engineering from the Istanbul Technical University, an M.S. in EE from the University of Colorado at Boulder, and a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Wyoming (UW, 1997). He served as a graduate assistant and faculty at UW, and South Dakota State University. He served on UNI Energy and Environment Council, College Diversity Committee, University Diversity Advisory Board, and Graduate College Diversity Task Force Committees. His research interests, grants, and more than 50 publications are in the areas of AC/DC Power System Interactions, distributed energy systems, power quality, and grid-connected renewable energy applications including solar and wind power systems. He is a senior member of IEEE, member of ASEE, Tau Beta Pi National Engineering Honor Society, and ATMAE. Dr. Pecen was recognized as an Honored Teacher/Researcher in “Who’s Who among America’s Teachers” in 2004-2009. Dr. Pecen is a recipient of 2010 Diversity Matters Award at the University of Northern Iowa for his efforts on promoting diversity and international education at UNI. He is also a recipient of 2011 UNI C.A.R.E Sustainability Award for the recognition of applied research and development of renewable energy applications at UNI and Iowa in general. Dr. Pecen established solar electric boat R & D center at UNI where dozens of students were given opportunities to design solar powered boats. UNI solar electric boat team with Dr. Pecen’s supervision won two times a third place overall in World Championship on solar electric boating, an international competition promoting clean transportation technologies in US waters. He was recognized as an Advisor of the Year Award nominee among 8 other UNI faculty members in 2010-2011 academic year Leadership Award Ceremony. Dr. Pecen received a Milestone Award for outstanding mentoring of graduate students at UNI, and recognition from UNI Graduate College for acknowledging the milestone that has been achieved in successfully chairing ten or more graduate student culminating projects, theses, or dissertations, in 2011 and 2005.

He was also nominated for 2004 UNI Book and Supply Outstanding Teaching Award, March 2004, and nominated for 2006, and 2007 Russ Nielson Service Awards, UNI. Dr. Pecen is an Engineering Technology Editor of American Journal of Undergraduate Research (AJUR). He has been serving as a reviewer on the IEEE Transactions on Electronics Packaging Manufacturing since 2001. Dr. Pecen has served on ASEE Engineering Technology Division (ETD) in Annual ASEE Conferences as a reviewer, session moderator, and co-moderator since 2002. He served as a Chair-Elect on ASEE ECC Division in 2011. He also served as a program chair on ASEE ECCD in 2010. He is also serving on advisory boards of International Sustainable World Project Olympiad (isweep.org) and International Hydrogen Energy Congress. Dr. Pecen received a certificate of appreciation from IEEE Power Electronics Society in recognition of valuable contributions to the Solar Splash as 2011 and 2012 Event Coordinator. Dr. Pecen was formerly a board member of Iowa Alliance for Wind Innovation and Novel Development (www.iawind.org/board.php) and also represented UNI at Iowa Wind Energy Association (IWEA). Dr. Pecen taught Building Operator Certificate (BOC) classes for the Midwest Energy Efficiency Alliance (MEEA) since 2007 at Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Illinois, Minnesota, and Missouri as well as the SPEER in Texas and Oklahoma to promote energy efficiency in industrial and commercial environments.

Dr. Pecen was recognized by State of Iowa Senate on June 22, 2012 for his excellent service and contribution to state of Iowa for development of clean and renewable energy and promoting diversity and international education since 1998.

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Faruk Yildiz Sam Houston State University

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Faruk Yildiz is currently an Associate Professor of
Engineering Technology at Sam Houston State University.
His primary teaching areas are in Electronics,
Computer Aided Design (CAD), and Alternative Energy Systems. Research interests include: low power energy
harvesting systems, renewable energy technologies
and education.

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Y. Luong Sam Houston State University

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Y LUONG is currently an international student at Sam Houston State University pursuing a BS in Design and Development major and Construction Management minor. She participates in a wide variety of research programs as an Undergraduate Research Assistant. Her research involvements include CAD (Computer-Aided Design) modelling, Virtual and Augmented Reality development. She also serves as an Honors College Student Ambassador at Elliott T. Bowers Honors College of Sam Houston State University in Huntsville, TX. She is the Founding Member of Virtual Reality Club on campus and actively engages in Bridges International and other student organizations. Y Luong may be reached at yll003@shsu.edu

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Abstract

As the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak has been declared as a global pandemic since March 2020, engineering technology students at XXX university designed a disinfection booth to minimize the exponentially increasing morbidity rate through contact with the contaminated surfaces such as individual clothes. The portable disinfecting booth, which is constructed with PVC and attached disinfectant spray tank, can reduce the infectious rate significantly by removing the infectious respiratory droplets lasting on clothes and skin by using disinfectant spray against the SARS-CoV-2. The booth is equipped with a motion-detecting sensor (raspberry pie), that activates the sprinkles when a person is detected in the booth, to provide efficient use of a disinfectant. The cost-effectiveness and construction simplicity encourage high school and other community relief organizations to produce on their own from the provided tutorials. Additionally, to cope with the social distancing as well as the transition to working and studying from home, a Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality simulative application has been developed to assist and teach the general public on the booth function and COVID – 19 virus. The aim of this application is to demonstrate the function of the booth as well as present the information associated with the COVID-19, while users remain social distancing and working from home due to the ongoing pandemic.

Dakeev, U., & Pecen, R. R., & Yildiz, F., & Luong, Y. (2021, July), COVID-19 Community Relief Project: Design and Development of Disinfection Booth with AR/VR Companion App Paper presented at 2021 ASEE Virtual Annual Conference Content Access, Virtual Conference. 10.18260/1-2--36856

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