Public and private restrooms are becoming increasingly automated as people have become more aware of the concentration of germs in these areas, and this infrared flusher is continuing this progression.
Most people tend to avoid flushing public toilets with their hands and the automatic sensors that are in some public restrooms can be faulty. The Cut The Red Line infrared flusher aims to resolve these problems in the form of two devices that are attached to the wall farther away from the toilet with a red infrared light bridging the two devices. Once the user cuts the light with their hands, the device transmits this message and the toilet flushes itself.
This hygienic mode of flushing toilets could prove to be popular in public restrooms just as other automatic hygiene-promoting technologies have been.