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