LU_Touch®+ is the ideal complement for opening doors in places of high traffic or for those cases where it isn't possible (or not comfortable) to open doors by hand, allowing doors to be opened and closed easily and ergonomic using the elbow or forearm.
LU_Touch® + allows to open and close any door with the device installed using the elbow or forearm in a very comfortable and ergonomic way.
You can also use the LU_Touch® opening key to open any door that has LU_Touch® + installed.
In this way, LU_Touch® + becomes a high-value equipment for all types of buildings and facilities with common spaces or large crowds, helping to prevent infection by indirect contacts by installing a device on those doors with increased traffic or increased risk.
The pandemic caused by COVID-19 (SARS-CoV-2) has one of its critical points in the high probability of human-to-human transmission. This can occur through direct contact between people or through indirect contact with contaminated or virus-carrying objects or surfaces.
To reduce direct contacts, the authorities in different countries have established different measures of social distancing and confinement, but transmission due to indirect contacts is more complicated to avoid because it fights against the subconscious and daily habits, such as touching one's face with one's hands, opening doors or pressing buttons and switches. Nor is the use of gloves really effective, as the gloves themselves can act as a contaminant vector when they come into contact with various surfaces.
Throughout the day any person makes multiple contacts in common areas, and therefore sources of transmission. Certain groups, such as healthcare personnel, are especially exposed to indirect contacts, as they are constantly pressing switches or buttons in lifts, opening doors, etc., and may perform up to 480 iterations throughout the day. The option of changing gloves every time one of these contacts is made would be unfeasible, and would also entail an unbearable expenditure of resources.
Another group that is especially exposed are the delivery men and women of transport companies, who can make over 150 deliveries a day, opening doors for various recipients, going up in elevators, pressing bells or switches, etc. These workers could carry out some 930 iterations of indirect contact per day, and could become a great vector or transmitter of the virus.
Therefore, LU_Touch®+ is a useful device to reduce and prevent most of this type of indirect contact, preventing our hands from acting as a contaminating vector, especially designed for places with a constant flow of people (hospitals, public buildings, etc.).