French professor develops anti-virus doorknob

Engineers helping to fight against the coronavirus: French professor helps design anti-virus doorknob for medical staff.
Engineers helping to fight against the coronavirus: French professor helps design anti-virus doorknob for medical staff.

A professor at a French engineering school has helped design a specialised handle attachment that allows medical staff to open and close doors using their elbows.

The Icam engineering campus in Toulouse is next door to the city’s Clinique Pasteur, where many Covid-19 patients are treated. When material shortages began to hit, the clinic asked if the Icam school could help. Eric Loupiac of Icam told Connexion: “The clinic first asked us if we would make visors, which were then in short supply, and medical-grade pipes for the machines. We were able to make 200 visors, which we donated, but the ...

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