Homeschooled 12-Year-old Boy Designs COVID-19 Protection Device – The Safe Touch Pro

Article Link: https://www.goodnewsnetwork.org/12-yo-boy-designs-covid-19-protection-device-safe-touch-pro/

Discussion posted by: David McNamara

It didn’t take long for this San Francisco 12-year-old to invent his own solution for the problem of avoiding germs in public during the pandemic, which hit the city hard in early April. Mizan Rupan-Tompkins saw his parents fumbling with their sleeves whenever they wanted to open a door, so he designed a hook-like tool and perfected the prototype on his 3D printer. Called the Safe Touch Pro, it also has the ability to punch numbers on keypads, for whenever you are at the ATM, cash register, or gas stations.