Materialise created a 3D-printed door attachment that only needs to be screwed around a door handle to give people the ability to open a door with their forearm instead of a hand. The design was rapidly conceptualized, prototyped and printed as part of Materialise's efforts to curb the spread of coronavirus during the current pandemic.
As there are some viruses that can survive for days on surfaces, and people can be infected by touching contaminated surfaces, this door handle attachment helps to offer a different way for people to avoid touching a commonly touched object. While some doors are set up to open automatically, this 3D-printed door attachment offers an affordable, quick fix that lets people move between rooms without needing to physically grasp a handle.
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