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Automated handwashing made smart to eliminate pathogens and ensure hygiene and wellness delivering consistent and effective results.​

What We Did

We developed the industrial design, UI/UX design, software development, and mechanical engineering, for Meritech’s new IoT smart hand-washing stations and new business model for the growing hygiene segment. The new generation of IoT-enabled smart hand washing stations transformed and elevated Meritech’s technology, which removes more than 99.9% of harmful pathogens in 12 seconds. The new smart stations are for use in industrial food processing, healthcare/medical, and public spaces that eliminates pathogens and promotes health and wellness. Our team led the ground up development for the next generation smart stations, managing every aspect of the program, including significant development challenges; innovating the internal hardware to enable accurate pressure and temperature while developing a more robust and reliable dosing method and developing connected software that provides diagnostics and data to the cloud to allows tracking and monitoring adherence, critical in food processing settings.


Product design is more than just winning awards; it’s about creating emotional connections between the product and the user. Our human-centered approach, Psycho-Aesthetics, helps us understand and quantify these connections. Our design firm uses it to create innovative products, technologies, services, brands, and more. We aim to create solutions that are relevant and impactful, using our approach to grow our clients’ businesses. With Psycho-Aesthetics as our foundation, we work with clients to establish a common language that can be used throughout our relationship. We found the opportunity zone for Meritech to be in the enriched quadrant of the PA Map. The untapped opportunity within the market allowed for the development of a product that engaged the user while saving time. 

Our team spearheaded the ground-up development of the next generation of smart stations, addressing significant challenges and revolutionizing the hygiene segment. With a focus on research, sustainability, and technology, we collaborated closely with Meritech to create cutting-edge solutions that promote health and wellness while reducing water usage and eliminating harmful pathogens.From the onset, our multidisciplinary team embraced the complexity of the project, ensuring that every aspect was meticulously designed and engineered. The CleanTech® EVO Automated Handwashing Station emerged as a touch-free, internet-enabled device that caters to the needs of industrial food processing, healthcare/medical, and public spaces.

The station’s advanced technology removes more than 99.9% of harmful pathogens in just 12 seconds, offering unparalleled efficiency and effectiveness. Our industrial design expertise contributed to the development of a user-friendly interface, featuring an interactive touchscreen display and a large countdown timer that guides users through the hand-washing process. The integration of smart sensors in the washing solution cartridges ensures optimal dispersal, while the refillable design minimizes waste and enhances cost-effectiveness. Furthermore, our software engineering capabilities enabled the creation of a connected software system that provides real-time diagnostics and data to the cloud, facilitating tracking and monitoring for critical food processing settings.

The collaborative efforts between RKS Design and Meritech have resulted in a game-changing solution that transforms the hand hygiene landscape. Through meticulous research, technology development, and engineering expertise, we have successfully brought to life the CleanTech® EVO Automated Handwashing Station, offering an exceptional user experience while meeting the stringent standards of hygiene and compliance.

By prioritizing durability, ease of use, and efficiency, our industrial design principles have played a key role in creating a visually appealing and long-lasting product. The implementation of the CleanTech® EVO system not only enhances food safety protocols but also contributes to global sustainability goals by reducing water usage and landfill waste. As a result, individuals and organizations can have confidence in the health and safety of their environment, knowing they are utilizing an innovative solution that is both effective and environmentally conscious.

Product Hero Image of the Meritech EVOS, 3 Handwashing devices next to each other