Hyderabad: Are you wary of touching the ATM door handle or toilet seat?
Don’t worry. A start-up business incubator at ASPIRE-TIDE in the University of Hyderabad (UoH) has developed a portable no-touch door opener to help people avoid physical contact in public places.
Developed by Seriptorium Printing Solutions, 'Cofi no-touch door opener’ has been put up for sale on Amazon. After receiving a positive response, the start-up is ready to handle bulk orders.
“People can use this product in public transport, lifts, ATMs, office spaces, public toilets, and much more. Towards the designing of this product, Seriptorium Printing Solutions went through some of the designs available in the international market and made changes to suit the Indian requirements” said the developers.
The product was developed after a survey revealed that people are not confident enough to touch doors, ATMs, or switches in public places.
“The product is 3D printed using biodegradable PLA material which is skin-friendly. It can be used in public places to open/close a door, push lift button, on/off switches and hang carry bags to avoid contamination. Handy design with two central holes will allow you to handle the device with ease and do all operations without exerting much force,” they added.
As it is 3D printed, its weight is just 20 grams but sturdy due to the interlocking structure created during the printing. The dimensions of the product are 14.5 x 6.5 x 1 cm and can take a weight of up to 25 kgs.