Abhijeet Ganguly is a technophile with a knack of solving everyday problems using technology.
With Covid-19 pandemic on the loose, it has become extremely important that we main social distancing and avoid touching open surfaces. Open surfaces mean dirty surfaces like door knobs, ATM keypads and elevator buttons.
The enemy at large, that is talked here about is 125 nm in size. For reference, the size of head of a pin is about 2mm and 1 mm is equal to 1000000. The math here is simple and it can be concluded that one is exposed to huge amounts when they touch surfaces like elevator buttons. And, particularly during Covid-19 global pandemic, one should be careful about where they are touching, as being careless can cost a lot.
Regular use of hand sanitizer, washing hands with soap and wearing gloves are definitely helpful in minimizing possible exposure to coronavirus, and other viruses and bacteria. However, it's safer to use a device that ensures no part of the body including gloves that needs to be washed and cleaned every now and then, ever come in contact with possible viral breeding grounds such as a sink handle of a public bathroom, a taxi or car door handle, or a gas pump keypad that are essentially part of one’s daily routine.
After searching thoroughly through the internet, a list of simple gadgets could be compiled that acts as mere extension of one’s finger and create a shield between the finger and all types of surfaces that would otherwise be unpreventable in the course of everyday life during Covid-19 pandemic.
Peel Keychain Touch Tool
The Keychain Touch Tool from Peel is far more costly than any other non-contact door and button devices available now, however it's still the best looking and elegant tool made of 360 brass, and definitely worth using even post Covid-19 pandemic has ended. It is 90mm long, 45mm tall and 6mm thick.
It has a hook like structure for door handles, cabinet pulls, and other items that need to be pulled or pushed, a finger slot that can be used as a bottle opener.
Kooty Key Hook Tool
Kootey Key Hook Tool revolutionary gadget that act as an all-in-one a handle, a button, and a keypad tool that comes with a spring-loaded ring, compact enough to fit in your pocket, connect to a keychain or handbag, and help one stay clear of germs that lurk in public places.
It's made of hardened plastic material and hook and the rubber tip both have anti-microbial properties.
Hygiene Hand Antimicrobial Brass EDC Door Opener & Stylus
Hygiene Hand Antimicrobial Brass EDC Door Opener & Stylus is one step ahead of the game of non-contact door opener. This can act as a stylus as well. This is made of pure brass and comes Zinc alloy carabiner to clip onto your belt loop or purse which has DUPontTM Kevlar retractable cord promised to last more than 1 million pulls with a lifetime service policy.
The Door Claw Door Opener
The only thing that sets it apart from other door opener is that it is made of from aircraft grade aluminum and anodized thereafter in 4 different colours. Due to its ergonomic shape it is easier to push buttons, open doors and operate keypads.
These keychains are no doubt a good investment towards maintaining hygiene, not only during this pandemic but otherwise also.
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This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and is not meant to substitute for formal and individualized advice from a qualified professional.
© 2020 Abhijeet Ganguly
Swati Khandelwal from Nainital on May 05, 2020:
It's an interesting topic and very relevant in today's pandemic situation. It will definitely prove to be crucial in protecting against this deadly virus