July 27, 2020: The global outbreak of the novel coronavirus has changed our lives in multiple ways. We are supposed to maintain social distance and wear face masks while stepping out. Washing hands or sanitising them on regular intervals is yet another important thing one must do to contain the spread of the novel virus.
Amid this scenario, a textile showroom in Tamil Nadu has come up with a bizarre yet innovative way to offer sanitiser to their customers. A video of a saree-clad mannequin moving around the store to provide sanitiser to the customers has gone viral. Yes, you read that right.
The store employed an automated mannequin to ensure people sanitise their hands. The entire process is contactless. The most interesting part is the mannequin’s appearance. It has been dressed in a traditional saree.
Indian Forest Service (IFS) officer Sudha Ramen shared the video on Twitter. "Technology put to right use at one of the textile showrooms in TN. An automated mannequin draped in saree detects customers around and walks to them to provide sanitisers. Post Corona is sure to see intensified technological evolutions (sic)," she wrote in the caption.
The one-of-a-kind video left netizens amazed and went viral in no time. It is being widely shared across social media platforms. At the time of writing this copy, the video had garnered over 30k views.Industrialist Harsh Goenka also shared the video on his Twitter handle . "Two-in-one: She models for the sarees and also provides you with sanitiser," he wrote while sharing the clip.
Technology put to right use at one of the textile showrooms in TN. An automated mannequins draped in saree detects customers around and walks to them to provide sanitisers. Post Corona is sure to see intensified technological evolutions. pic.twitter.com/r2QQg1wpsY— Sudha Ramen IFS 🇮🇳 (@SudhaRamenIFS) July 20, 2020