Self-sanitizing Ball

South Gippsland Social Innovators 2021

November 2021

by Hunter, Jack, Georgia & Isabelle

Off the back of a tumultuous year of lockdowns, this team wanted to ensure that no matter what comes next, people would have a safe way to connect with one another while staying physically active.

The team developed the idea of a self-sanitizing sports ball. By self-sanitizing, the ball could be used by friends from different homes, so they can remain connected but at a safe physical distance.
This idea would allow young people to continue the sport they love, even during difficult times.

A smart place to trial their idea is to launch a game of basketball in their school. From here they can gauge people’s level of interest in participating in team sports and can use this insight to inform their bigger idea.

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