Hospital door handle sanitises users' hands and measures cleanliness of staff

A new type of hospital door handle by British studio Agency of Design transforms a hotbed for germs into a sanitising device, with a sensor that monitors how often it is used.

The PullClean was designed to encourage staff working in hospitals to sanitise their hands while walking between appointments.

"Hospital acquired infections kill 100,000 people in the US each year," said Jake McKnight, CEO of Altitude Medical - the makers of the PullClean handle.

Hospital door handle sanitises users' hands and measures cleanliness of staff

"Workers don't actually choose not to sanitise. It's rather they have busy working lives and forget exactly when and how often they sanitise."

To combat this, Agency of Design worked on a way of incorporating a hand sanitiser into how staff use doors.

Hospital door handle sanitises users' hands and measures cleanliness of staff