In the hardware industry, we have several types of hardware that allow doors to be operated hands-free…automatic operators, wave switches, even something as simple as a hospital pull.  But COVID-19 has inspired new “inventions” to help people avoid touching door hardware with their hands, to deter the spread of the virus.

Have you seen anything that looks promising?  There are pros and cons to each of the concepts, but maybe there are some good possibilities to be developed.  Below are a couple of the ideas that have crossed my desk – a 3D-printer file for an adaptor to add to existing hardware and a stylus that can be used to push buttons and turn levers.

How can the door and hardware industry help reduce the spread of germs?

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