Germ Mania

Innovative concepts that prevent the spread of germs aim to alleviate consumer fear
Implications - Some consumers would consider themselves serious "germaphobes," but the fact is that people today are generally more fearful of bacteria and germs than in previous years. One of the reasons for this heightened anxiety is the attention the media and marketers have paid to virus and contamination scares, such as the 2003 SARS outbreak and the H1N1 flu pandemic of 2009. Events like these provide golden opportunities for brands to promote innovations that prevent the spread of germs; regardless of whether these innovations actually stop the spread of disease, fear ensures that consumers will welcome them with open arms.
SCORE: 3.7
Mild Top 6 Examples: 22,806 Total Clicks Jun 11 - Apr 12
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Contact-Free Crossing Buttons - This Pedestrian Traffic Switch is Motion-Sensored
SCORE: 5.3
Warm 6,502 Clicks Pub: Jul 5, 11
Contact-Free Crossing Buttons
This Pedestrian Traffic Switch is Motion-Sensored
Although I understand the principle behind prompting intersection lights to change as needed, the cuing controls must be terribly unsanitary surfaces. The Pedestrian Traffic Switch has been developed in… [More]
Lovely Lathering Jewelry - The Fragrant Rings by Kyeok Kim Magically Turn into Soap
SCORE: 4.2
Warm 6,043 Clicks Pub: Dec 31, 11
Lovely Lathering Jewelry
The Fragrant Rings by Kyeok Kim Magically Turn into Soap
If you're someone who carries around hand sanitizer and constantly worries about germs, the Fragrant Rings will put your mind at ease. The Fragrant Rings are designed by Kyeok Kim and work just like… [More]
Bacteria-Free Containers  - The Clean Bottle Eliminates Germs
SCORE: 4
Mild 1,812 Clicks Pub: Mar 26, 12
Bacteria-Free Containers
The Clean Bottle Eliminates Germs
The Clean Bottle has two lids to allow you to properly and easily clean out the entire container. Modern water bottle designs, though chic, generally aren’t the easiest to clean out. The Clean... [More]
Steel Cage Computer Peripherals - The Baumaus Mouse is a Tribute to Design and Germaphobes
SCORE: 3.9
Mild 1,131 Clicks Pub: Jan 20, 12
Steel Cage Computer Peripherals
The Baumaus Mouse is a Tribute to Design and Germaphobes
Germaphobes and design enthusiasts are going to love the Baumaus Mouse. This computer controller was designed by Jang Wooseok to celebrate the Bauhaus school of design in Germany. The school was open from… [More]
Hi-Tech Towel Racks - The Clea Hands Disinfection Device is a Contact-Free Cleanser
SCORE: 2.3
Untested 5,998 Clicks Pub: Jun 10, 11
Hi-Tech Towel Racks
The Clea Hands Disinfection Device is a Contact-Free Cleanser
Whether the soap dispenser in a public restroom has been refilled or not, you rarely feel clean when you leave. The wall-mounted Clea Hands Disinfection Device aims to solve unsanitary scenarios by introducing… [More]
Alcohol Name Tags - ‘Drink Notes' Make Sure Germs Aren't Spread at Wine Tastings
SCORE: 1.7
Untested 1,320 Clicks Pub: Apr 20, 12
Alcohol Name Tags
‘Drink Notes' Make Sure Germs Aren't Spread at Wine Tastings
‘Drink Notes’ from ‘LIVINGroyal.com’ let people put a name tag around their wine glass so they don’t accidentally pick up someone else’s glass and start sipping away. They are also... [More]
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