Lending a Hand(key) in the fight against Covid-19

Handkey for covid-19

The covid 19 pandemic has affected people in enormous ways. In India, almost 2.84 Million people have been infected with the coronavirus disease. As the lockdowns are lifted, offices and shopping malls are reopened, the importance of taking the necessary precautions and keeping ourselves safe is paramount and well recognised. Unfortunately, it is not always possible to keep our hands 100% sanitised. There is an immediate need to address this problem and thankfully Handkey seems to be the exact solution many of us were looking for.

The covid 19 pandemic has affected people in enormous ways. In India, almost 2.84 Million people have been infected with the coronavirus disease. As the lockdowns are lifted, offices and shopping malls are reopened, the importance of taking the necessary precautions and keeping ourselves safe is paramount and well recognised. Unfortunately, it is not always possible to keep our hands 100% sanitised. There is an immediate need to address this problem and thankfully Handkey seems to be the exact solution many of us were looking for

SafeTouch Design, a Bangalore based startup and subsidiary of the UX focused Product company LazyCo has come up with Handkey to make it easier and safe to resume life in the post Covid world. Handkey is a handheld clamp like device, which enables the user to perform daily tasks by eliminating the need to touch potentially contaminated surfaces directly with your hands.

In this covid affected world, one cannot stress enough the need to stay at home in isolation. But, we cannot stay at home forever. We need to start embracing the new normal and in order to do everyday tasks like going to work, running errands, personal or social activities, we need to take the necessary precautions and protect ourselves from catching the infection. Some of us have become accustomed to the changing world around us but we should not forget that there exists no cure for this deadly disease yet. Handkey is a simple yet the most cost effective and practical solution to reduce our contact with the virus in addition to masks. A simple step to keep ourselves and our family safe by creating a barrier between us and possibly coronavirus contaminated surfaces.

The company’s designers have intuitively developed Handkey keeping in mind the present coronavirus situation and the need to keep our hands safe. For that, Handkey’s clamp is made of Brass which in turn is made 70% of Copper known for its disinfecting properties that gets rid of any coronavirus traces on its surface within 4 hours. Additionally, the clamp is attached to a slider so that it slides back into the case when not in use. The case also comes with a cap that automatically closes or opens itself as and when the clamp is moved. This protects the body of the Handkey from coming in direct contact with any contaminated surface and keeps the body germ free and hygienic. Thus, the Handkey can be put safely in our pockets or our bags without worrying about sanitising it.

Handkey is a daily essential and can be used to pull or push doors, elevator buttons, hang grocery bags, open car doors, operate water taps and light switches, push buttons on an ATM or POS Machine to input your Pin, etc. Handkey is also designed to let you use touchscreens. The Brass clamp acts as a conductive bridge between your finger and the touchscreen so you don’t have to touch any Vending machine or ATM machine’s touchscreen directly with your hand.

The innovative design of handkey makes it super easy to use and carry itin pockets or bags. Its aesthetics are chosen to give a premium look, reminiscent of a modern day product. This innovative product is also very light weight, has a sleek design and looks elegant to hold while we carry out our daily activities.

The startup has recently won the AdamStart Global Covid Challenge and the founders got an opportunity to speak about Handkey at BBC World.

The company is launching this simple and effective tool conceptualized, designed and manufactured completely in India against our battle with the virus in the last week of August. Use Handkey and Resume life, Safely!

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The covid 19 pandemic has affected people in enormous ways. In India, almost 2.84 Million people have been infected with the coronavirus disease. As the lockdowns are lifted, offices and shopping malls are reopened, the importance of taking the necessary precautions and keeping ourselves safe is paramount and well recognised. Unfortunately, it is not always possible to keep our hands 100% sanitised. There is an immediate need to address this problem and thankfully Handkey seems to be the exact solution many of us were looking for...