UVCeed – An Extra Layer of COVID Protection


By Lauren Louie

Since the beginning of the pandemic, we’ve learned some basics on how to protect ourselves from COVID-19. We know to limit indoor contact, to wear masks, and to disinfect. And luckily, the past two years have provided us with various medical and technological tools as we continue to stay as healthy as we possibly can.For an extra layer of protection, UVCeed just announced its mobile UV light sanitizer at CES 2022. As featured in USA Today and Fortune, UVCeed is among the most exciting health and wellness gear announced at CES 2022. It’s lightweight, thin, and convenient without sacrificing safety. The powerful mercury-free LED UV light rays work with multiple sensors and its proprietary iCide smart dosage and safety technology to kill 99.9% of germs, bacteria and viruses, including the coronavirus.  Here’s how UVCeed works: Once attached to a smartphone, the UVCeed device pairs with the intuitive UVCeed app. Users identify the object/area to be sterilized, and push and hold the start button on the app. UVCeed’s iCide technology then provides smart and safe sanitization:

  • iCide Smart Dosage delivers the precise amount of energy. UVCeed  does not under-treat, which can lead to a false sense of security and increased risk of infection, or over-treat, which causes damage to polymers, tissue, pain, discoloration, and can weaken certain materials. Additionally, UVCeed’s built-in object recognition knows if a surface was already recently sanitized.
  • iCide Safety features a state-of-the-art, machine learning-based algorithm to reduce accidental exposure and misuse. Leveraging the phone’s camera and time-of-flight sensor, UVCeed pauses its scan when motion or life is detected, so there’s no danger of being harmed by UV rays. With UVCeed, people, pets and vulnerable objects are never exposed to UV-C radiation.

UVCeed uses best-in-class UV-C technology which is effective against bacteria and SARS-Coronavirus. It leverages the germicidal power of 275nm UV-C light from mercury-free LED to sanitize any surface in just seconds. UV-C is a well-known, safe method of killing pathogens without the use of harmful chemicals, and has been shown to effectively kill Coronavirus. UVCeed is the first artificial intelligence-powered UVC disinfectant system with a camera/app-based protection feature that is optimized for safety and simplicity.UVCeed was created by Dr. Peter Bonutti, M.D., a renowned and award-winning surgeon, inventor, author, professor, consultant, and entrepreneur with over 30 years of experience. He is the founder of Bonutti Research, a medical device incubator that has developed products and technology used around the world. Dr. Bonutti created the smart UVC disinfection system to help limit the spread of infections, particularly COVID-19.“You can’t predict when you’re going to need to disinfect,” said Dr. Bonutti. “UVCeed is a mobile portable system that can be ubiquitous and used everywhere to disinfect or sterilize. It is a non-chemical treatment for surfaces, food, air, or PPE that allows users and their families to feel secure in an environment that is full of pathogens.  This is the future of combating germs, bacteria and viruses and especially at large venues such as CES.” For more information on UVCeed, visit