May 8, 2020
Staying germ-free is a full-time preoccupation for most of us during the pandemic—but paramedics are particularly imperiled. Not only are they on the front lines, racing to save the lives of those most seriously ill with COVID-19, but they must change into clean personal protective gear before and after each ambulance stop.
So, it should come as no surprise, that if someone was going to invent a new form of PPE (personal protective equipment), it would be an EMT.
Now, the Hygiene Hand is available at Entrepreneur magazine’s online store. The $20 stylus—designed by a retired New York City paramedic—is made entirely from a solid piece of brass. Brass is inherently antimicrobial, so the Hygiene Hand works to decrease the spread of germs while helping you get through your day.
Successfully funded on Kickstarter at $585,676 the Hygiene Hand offers
- Antimicrobial protection;
- A flat stylus tip, for pressing buttons in elevators, ATM machines, and more;
- A door hook for pulling handles and doors;
- A finger hole for ease of use; and
- A keyring loop.
When you’re out running your essential errands, the Hygiene Hand reduces point of contact by 99 %, the inventor says.
Research contact: @Entrepreneur