O'bex Founder Paola Soto loved sharing her passion for traveling with friends and clients across the globe, but she had one constant concern: the exposure to germs while travelling.
As a parent who was immunocompromised, she wanted to keep her daughter safe. Yet, every time she took a flight with her daughter, her daughter came back with another ailment, such as an ear infection or a stomach bug. She was getting tired of constantly wiping down surfaces with wet wipes and tissues to protect her daughter.
In fact, Paola brought along a litany of cleaning products and wipes, all antiseptic, ineffective or temporary. She wiped down tray tables, seat belts and armrests in every step of her travel from the Uber to airport, movie theaters to food courts.
Paola wanted to help solve the problem. She used a germometer to measure bacteria levels on surfaces from seatbelts to head rests and screens to toilet flushers. After analyzing the data, what she found was equal parts affirming and disturbing: traveling is a dirty business!
She worked with American factories to create a solution that will provide a hygienic surface. This was all before the COVID-19 pandemic swept the globe. Now, she has developed a solution to reduce travel germs to help people enjoy the world, free of worry.
She worked with American factories to create a solution that will provide a hygienic surface.
This was all before the Covid-19 pandemic swept the globe. Now she has developed a solution to reduce travel germs to help people enjoy the world.