Abstract of the innovation ‘UVSET SafeTouch’ by DiscoverSTEM Students is published by the prestigious journal – Innovation in Digital Health, Diagnostics and Biomarkers (IDDB)

Press Release

Click here to view the abstract in the Innovations in Digital Health, Diagnostics, and Biomarkers Journal.

The world is a very unclean place and that was proven in large magnitude during this COVID-19 pandemic. Studies have shown that the door handles carry double the bacteria of cell phones and 30 times more bacteria than toilet seats. According to a University of Arizona study, an infected person walking into an office building using a door handle could infect 60% of people in the office within 8 hours.

To solve this problem, high school kids from the DiscoverSTEM program (US-based entrepreneurial education that teaches students to identify problems to form inventive solutions) spent months of research analyzing patterns of disease spread.

With the impending dangers of the COVID-19 pandemic, students became motivated to bring the world back to normality and devised a patent-pending UV-C-based sanitizing product that fits door handles, killing over 99.9% of germs at pre-determined intervals. The product has an innovative, eco-friendly, modular, eye-sleeve design that enables it to fit almost all door handles and has near-zero UV light leakage.



  1. Manish Rangan
  2. Vihan Yerubandi
  3. Humza Sheikh
  4. Aiman Khan
  5. Hisham Ahmad

This innovation is featured in Abstract No.: A02007 Reopen the Doors of the World with UVSET SafeTouch in Volume 2, Issue 2022 of the IDDB journal.

Click here to view the abstract in the Innovations in Digital Health, Diagnostics, and Biomarkers Journal.

About DiscoverSTEM

DiscoverSTEM nurtures child prodigies. Through our various programs, we transform children into young innovators and entrepreneurs who can solve some of the world’s most pressing problems through their patented innovations.

We provide a complete innovation and entrepreneurship ecosystem to children and help them transform their unique ideas into practical solutions and products.

For more information on DiscoverSTEM, please contact us HERE.

Hisham Ahmad - CMO

I am a 14-year-old freshman attending Brighter Horizons Academy in Garland, Texas. I have extensive experience with marketing, as I have been a part of various companies and mentorships. I graduated from the DiscoverStem program, allowing new doors to open up for me, and change the way I see things. The DiscoverStem program has also given me more experience with concepts such as patents, invention, and innovation, as well as inspiration to use these skills to help the world around us.

DiscoverSTEM founders Mirza Rizwan and Mirza Faizan have made history by becoming the first Indian to win the coveted George Washington Honor Medal from the Freedoms Foundation – USA.

Started in 1949 by former US President Dwight D. Eisenhower, Freedoms Foundation honors exceptional contributions of Americans towards communities in the USA. Generally reserved for the US citizens, the awarding organization made an exception to recognize the stellar research work and its impact of India’s Mr. Rizwan in designing and implementing a unique STEM & Innovation program for American children, thereby revolutionizing the education system in the USA.

Few of the other notable non-US citizens who have received George Washington Honor Medal include Ms. Margaret Thatcher (Former Prime Minister of United Kingdom), Lech Walesa (Former President of Poland and Noble Prize winner) and world-renowned Russian writer Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn. As the latest recipients of this prestigious honor, Mirza brothers join historically acclaimed group of citizens whose work and dedication advance the American ideals, the award letter says.

Some of the distinguished US citizens who have received this award for their stellar contributions in their field are Walt Disney, Astronauts Sally Ride and John Glenn, Capt. Sully Sullenberger, Athletes like Arthur Ashe, George Foreman and Tiger Woods and famous US educator Jaime Escalante.