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PadsGuard / Women''s health


Menstruation is perhaps one of the most regular individual female experiences, but in sub-Saharan Africa, affordable and hygienic sanitary pads is not available to many women and girls in Africa,hence they resort to the use of unhygienic rags and cloths repeatedly. Repeated use of sanitary pads drying and storage in an unclean environment, it is easy to breed bacteria, thus threatening women's reproductive health.In order to improve this situation, we designed PadsGuard,which has three functions of washing, drying and sterilization. The concave mirror can gather sunlight without electricity to sterilize the sanitary pads.


Guangdong University of Technology

Guangdong University of Technology
Guangzhou City, Guangdong Province, China

Anyu Ren,
Guangdong University of Technology