Sanitizer-Dispensing Door Handles Ensure Hospital Staff Stay Clean

When you work in an environment that's all about battling germs, bacteria, and disease, common sense dictates that you should always keep your hands clean. But that's easier said than done, at least until these clever PullClean sanitizer dispensing door handles are installed in every hospital, doctor's office, and clinic around the world.


Using the PullClean handles is really no easier than the hand sanitizer dispensers already in use in many public buildings; you just pump the blue handle and catch the foam with your hand. But by replacing door handles, it puts the dispensers in a more convenient place where they're far more likely to get used.

When available later this year, the PullClean will sell for around $200, plus the cost of easy-to-swap refill cartridges. And while that seems expensive for what looks like just a pump, the PullClean dispensers actually contain electronics that keep tabs on how often the handles are used so a hospital can monitor their effectiveness. And they'll of course automatically report back when they're close to getting empty so they can be refilled in time to actually be useful. [PullClean via Freshome]


Eric the RC guy

As long as she doesn't touch anything with her left hand the rest of the day she is good to go.

Note: I didn't actually read the article before making this post, and was assuming this is meant to solve the problem of touching dirty door handles everywhere you go, which it isn't. It is a great idea for the problem they were actually looking to solve, but would be better if it dispensed the stuff where you actually touch the door handle, then it would clean both your hands and the door handle.