Authors: IVICA PIVAČIĆ, dipl.ing. and JADRAN PIVAČIĆ, mag.ing.aedif.
Company: DALMATINSKI INOVATORI TESLA – DALMIT
web page: www.dalmit.hr
The keys and buttons on many different devices are exposed to direct contact with the fingers of a large number of people, posing a significant risk of transmitting infectious diseases such as COVID-19.
Many devices have buttons that we have to touch, e.g.: ATMs, self-service machines, POS terminals, door phones, elevators, car park ticket machines, mobile phones, etc. This innovative device uses a spring-operated mechanism which ejects a retractable pin at the push of a button. You can safely press all kinds of buttons and keys with the ejected pin instead of your fingers. Using this device completely prevents the transfer of viruses and bacteria from various surfaces onto your fingers, as well as the possibility of subsequent pathogen transfer directly into your body, for example by touching your face with contaminated fingers. When not in use, the pin is retained in retracted position, which means that there is no possibility of infection. When used as a keychain, the device will be close at hand and ready to use at any moment.