A LONG, LONG TIME AGO....
Dr. Srikanth Sola, an internationally reputed cardiologist, spent a large part of his day taking care of adults with heart attacks. While most would have the usual risk factors for heart attack - diabetes, high blood pressure, smoking, etc., there were also some whose only risk factor was exposure to air pollution. These patients usually lived or worked next to busy roads or factories. The situation was the same whether he was in the USA, working as a cardiologist at the Cleveland Clinic, or in Bangalore, at the Sri Sathya Sai Institute of Higher Medical Sciences (2008-2018).
In 2008, Dr. Sola conceived of an antenna made up of a spherical coil of copper wires, which held promise for reducing the burden of air pollution. Fate brought him together with two inventors in Phoenix, USA: Enoch Simpson and Gary Symons. Simpson and Symons had already developed an almost similar technology, which was based on an earlier invention by Slim Spurling. However, there was no valid scientific data to support the efficacy of the coil.
These early coils held promise for reducing air pollution in both lab and field studies. Unfortunately, they also had significant limitations. Reliability was poor, and carefully controlled conditions were required to make these coils to work. Furthermore, these coils required specific sounds or tones from a musical system to operate the coil, similar to a tuning fork resonating to the sound energy emitted by another tuning fork which was struck and placed nearby. This requirement for sound activation led to the systems being placed in bulky, heavy soundproof boxes which limited their portability and, in some cases, their efficacy. In 2013, work on this first generation of coils was abandoned. But the search for a better solution continued.
Our "EUREKA" Moments
The big "aha" moment came in 2014, when Dr. Sola developed a new type of RF coil transmitter design that was inspired by his work with medical ultrasound. This new design transmits radio waves in rapid pulses (analogous to ultrasound but using weak radio energy) that effectively overcame the limitations of the previous designs.
The new design was tested in both lab and field settings with excellent results. Subsequent iterations and studies demonstrated promising efficacy in a wide range of real-life situations.
From 2014-2018, extensive safety testing was performed to ensure no adverse effects on humans, plant life (landscaping and agriculture), water bodies (borewell water, fresh water lakes, and tap water), animals that are known to be affected by electromagnetic energy (migratory birds, rock bees, butterflies, and fruit bats), bacteria, and viruses.
Built to last
Significant improvements to system function and miniaturization took place, reducing the Pure Skies system from a bulky box weighing 200 kg to slim cabinets weighing 30-50 kg.
A number of enhancements took place in parallel: stronger security to prevent theft; separation of the commercial product from the controls to prevent reverse engineering; improvements in IOT capability to allow for remote monitoring and operation; and improved ruggedness of the system.
Built for the world
No other product for improving air quality exists in the world that has similar efficacy as Pure Skies.
Today, Devic Earth is working hard to ensure our products exceed worldwide standards for product safety, fire and corrosion resistance, and IT security. Our products are built to take a beating. Customized versions are available for extreme weather conditions.