Last week we reviewed a new antibacterial treatment designed for sinks and ATMs. This week it is touchless toilets.
shizuoka-based murakami corporation, an automobile parts manufacturer specializing in rear-view mirrors, has collaborated with kyoto-based startup parity innovations, in a new touchless system for japanese toilets. known for their wash-and-dry functions, these toilets are all controlled via a panel of buttons that work perfectly to keep your private parts clean, but the current pandemic has highlighted the fact that it doesn’t do the same for your hands.
called floating pictogram technology, this technology replaces the panel of buttons with a virtual one that appears like a hologram. this allows users to operate the toilet through floating images generated by an infrared sensor that can detect a human finger coming close to it. this means that there is no need to touch any surface, making it even more hygienic than before.
Here is an iteration for a touchless elevator
More Touchless technology
We mentioned the sinks. Here is a UV implementation for sinks (and all kinds of objects). The neat thing about this technology is that it actually supports built-in active data monitoring. Sinks are greater source of airborne “germ aerosol” as the current user turns on the water and it displaces the air which was trapped from previous user and pumps it into the air. Learn something everyday