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Oct 12 2016

WW: Touchfree

Jonathan Carron of Allegion sent me this Wordless Wednesday photo of a touchfree pull in a restroom.  The idea is that you hook your wrist through the handle, rather than grasping it with your hand and potentially contaminating your hand with germs from the handle.  The problem with this application is the lever handle that you apparently also have to turn.  What’s the point of the touchfree pull when you have to touch the lever??


10 Responses to “WW: Touchfree”

  1. David says:

    Which brings me to my question. Is a bathroom door typically a fire door?

  2. Bill Cushman says:

    “I’m Surrounded by Idiots.” – Scar

  3. James Slemmons says:

    Things like this make me happy…there will always be a need for hardware consultants.

  4. Sheldon says:

    So your wrist picks up all those nasty germs instead of your hand. And that’s better how?

    • Lori says:

      I don’t know…maybe you’re less likely to transmit germs from your wrist to your mouth? Or your shirt/jacket/Wonder Woman cuff or watch band gets germy instead of your skin?

      – Lori

  5. Tony Klagenberg says:

    You bump the lever with your left elbow as you slip your right forearm through the handle and pull. The coat hook is to catch you by the collar as you fall.

  6. Adam says:

    This terrifies me I would get my wrist/arm broken if I used this as intended, and someone pushed on the door with force as I was exiting. It makes me cringe.

  7. Daniel Poehler says:

    Is the handle for a touch-free application or simply a door pull at a lower elevation for wheelchair or little people?

    • Lori says:

      It’s for a touch-free application but if you have to touch the lever what’s the point of the pull??

      – Lori

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