“Fortum Vipu” 3D-Printed Hands-Free Door Opener

“Fortum Vipu” 3D-Printed Hands-Free Door Opener

“Fortum Vipu” 3D-Printed Hands-Free Door Opener 800 589 WeGO

“Fortum Vipu`` 3D Printed Hands-Free Door Opener

Finland

TBWA has created the Fortum Vipu, a 3D-printed door opener that makes it possible to open and close doors with your arm instead of your hand. The device is created from post-consumer recycled plastic and allows people to avoid touching surfaces and thereby lessen the risk of contracting COVID-19.

FEATURES

  • The devices are made from Fortum Circo, a recycled material crafted from plastic waste. The name Vipu is short for “virus prevention unit.”

ONGOING RESULTS

  • It will be tested in select Alepa supermarket stores in Helsinki, and could be rolled out more widely across the country.
  • By removing the need to touch door handles, the 3D printed door opener can help to reduce the spread of the virus.

 

Source(s):CTV News, Helsinki Times