Belgium-based software and 3D printing company Materialise wants to stop the spread of COVID-19, starting with its new 3D printed hands-free door opener. The plans are free for anyone to use, and enables one to open or close doors using just their arm, thus eliminating the need for direct contact with handles. Read more for two videos and additional information.
By making the design available for free online, it can be made with 3D printers everywhere around the world in a matter of hours. It attaches to existing door handles without having to drill holes or replace the current handle. This paddle-shaped extension works exactly as it looks, with a simple arm movement.
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Help do your part to minimize risky contact by opening doors with arms, ideally covered by sleeves. Download a design file for free to print from home or order the print through your local 3D printing factory,” said the company.