Germs are everywhere. Hospitals know this, of course, which is why you see a hand sanitizing station practically every two feet when you roam through the halls. There’s usually one outside of every patient room, several bottles at nurse’s stations, and even more bottles on worker’s desks throughout the building. But just because there’s so many of them doesn’t mean that they always get used when they should. It’s only natural to think hospitals would do everything they could to neutralize germs before those germs ultimately neutralize their patients. And if this newest sanitizing invention is any indication, hospitals are doing just that.

With the PullClean system installed on a door handle, all a person has to do is open the door with one hand while pushing the sanitizer button with the other. And voila, their hands are sanitized. And while it’s not technically “automatic”, it’s about the closest you can get to it without someone doing it for you. In this day and age, easier is always better, and the PullClean system definitely gets points for being easier.

PullClean Door Handles Automatically Sanitize Your Hands

The Door Handles That Do More Than Just Open The Door

The PullClean system doesn’t just keep your hands clean, though. It also has electronics that monitor how often people are using it to keep their hands clean, and is also able to let the hospital know when it’s time to refill their sanitizer cartridges, so employees won’t have to waste time checking to see when they need refilled.

Each system will ultimately cost around $200 which at the outset seems a little expensive – but can you really put too high of a price on people’s health? If this helps keeps germs around hospitals at a minimum, I am all for it.

What do you think? Will this ultimately help or will it be a colossal waste of money? Let us know in the comments section below!

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SOURCE: http://gizmodo.com/sanitizer-dispensing-door-handles-ensure-hospital-staff-1553571859