A company called Purleve is producing a "hygienic door handle solution," prompted by these statistics:
When exiting a restroom,
- 30% of people don't wash their hands
- 66% don't use soap
- 84% don't wash long enough to kill germs
- 100% touch the doorknob.
Their retro-fittable doorknob re-design moves the opening mechanism to a joystick-like handle at the top that's covered in a sort of antimicrobial condom. After each use, mechanics in the doorknob automatically re-wrap the handle with a fresh one.
I can't decide if it's necessary or overkill. I also can't figure out why 84% of you are such filthy bastards!