A Suit Capable Of Killing The Coronavirus? Chinese Company Says So

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Penda China has created a suit that it claims can protect wearer from coronavirus.
  • Suit is in the shape of a Bat‘s body.

A Chinese architecture company called Penda China says that it has invented a suit that can protect the wearer from coronavirus. The Beijing-based company says that its advanced wearable-tech suit follows “bionic design principles”.

Founder Dayong Sun believes that the suit can protect the wearer from contracting the virus. It has been designed with isolating wings inspired by the shape of a bat’s body. The suit has also been fitted with sterilizing heating technology that might be capable of killing the virus. Penda China said on their Instagram:

“As an architect, I have designed a wearable space device that can effectively isolate us outdoors to ensure safety. The ultraviolet radiation network on the surface of the device can heat up to sterilise the surrounding environment, turning contact a way to kill, rather than spread, the virus.”

Components of the suit

Named as Be A Batman, the suit consists of a backpack with a lightweight carbon-fibre skeleton frame. A Polyvinyl chloride (PVC) film wrapped around the frame encases the wearer in a protective bubble, like the wings of a sleeping bat. The company said that the wearer can fold up and remove the suit “automatically when we need to contact with the outside world”.

Although not airtight, the suit works on principles of epidemic response that are similar to some types of hazmat suits that mostly protect the front of the wearer’s body. It remains to be seen if the suit can actually protect the wearer from coronavirus as its worldwide release is yet to happen. So far approximately 89,000 people all over the world are coronavirus patients.

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