Joe Prosser of LaForce, Inc., sent me a link to an article about a product called Surfaceskins, which is a “push-pad” (pulls are also available) that releases a small amount of antibacterial gel when touched. I know that the transmission of bacteria is a huge problem – especially for health care facilities, and the door and hardware industry has been working on various solutions like anti-microbial coatings and base materials that kill germs.
Have any of you ever used a product like this? What are the pros and cons vs. other methods of controlling the spread of bacteria? I think it’s an interesting idea, but will people actually touch the pad once they know that gel will be released? Will facility personnel replace the pads weekly, as recommended?
Note: I am not affiliated with this company or product. I’m just interested in your (constructive) feedback.
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