OpenClean’s Hand Sanitizing Door Handles Debut
OpenClean Technologies introduces the world's first hand sanitizing door handles that easily integrate with or replace existing restroom door handles to make hand sanitization easy and accessible.
Available in two versions - TurnClean and PullClean - the handles allow patrons and staff members to leave restrooms safely and hygienically, ensuring clean, sanitized hands each time.
While clean hands can dramatically reduce the spread of germs and infections, one of the biggest obstacles is getting people to use sanitizer regularly, because even with multiple dispensers in the restroom, they simply forget. And nobody likes to touch a potentially dirty door handle after washing their hands.
With TurnClean and PullClean door handles, users will experience a "behavioral" design that places hand sanitizer in their normal pathway as they exit the restroom (it's in the door handle), replacing two separate actions (sanitizing and then opening a door) into one seamless movement. A pilot trial of a prototype of TurnClean in the Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center saw the rate of hand sanitation rise from 24% to 77% after it was installed.
To use OpenClean systems: A tube-shaped cartridge is placed in the center of a hollow door handle, which releases a small amount of sanitizer when the black paddle is pushed. TurnClean and PullClean sanitizer cartridges are filled with a medical-grade hand sanitizer that kills more than 99.99% of germs.