New Product Inventions You May Find Useful During The Pandemic
Many new inventions have surged during the COVID-19 pandemic. Ideas that help us keep our hands free from the virus while opening doors, apps to help us keep the distance from one another, apps that foster online dating during the quarantine, toys to help keep our pets entertained indoors and many products that can help us cope with the long quarantines we are facing.
As these difficult times become the norm companies are confronted with change. For companies that were forced to close, some that can are having to resort to changing their production lines completely in order to fit under the essential business list and stay afloat.
We found some interesting new ideas that we may just want to hold on to after this is all over… whenever that may be.
We found a few cool door openers, the Hygienehook and the Hygiene hand (by Statgear). With COVID-19 thought to stay on surfaces such as plastic and steel for up to three days, people are concerned about the risk of possible contamination through touching door handles. These two examples of door openers are small enough to fit in your pocket, made of non-porous materials, and definitely a great way to help prevent people from getting or spread COVID-19.
This ear guard came from a 12-year-old boyscout from British Columbia, Canada. Quinn Callander uses his 3D printer to create ear guards for people wearing tight-fitting surgical masks. The device attaches to the straps of a mask behind the head, taking pressure off the wearer’s ears to alleviate discomfort. Having found the design online, he prints the ear guards at home before donating them to hospitals locally.
This is a really cool app, it makes your FitBit fitness wearable vibrate anytime your hand comes near your face, and it takes its name from jalapeno chilies, which you would naturally want to keep away from your eyes, nose and mouth. The JalapeNO! app was designed by University of Hawaii professor Kim Binsted,
The Immutouch is a wearable device with similar function to the JalapeNO! Fitbit app by buzzing every time you put your hand near your face in order to avoid infection. Designed by brothers Matthew Toles and Joseph Toles and their friend Justin Ith. This gadget was originally intended to reduce compulsive nail biting, hair pulling and skin scratching. But when the severity of the coronavirus pandemic became clear, they repurposed it to reduce face touching.
It’s interesting how global turmoil spawns’ new products and innovation. This pandemic is making people more aware of personal hygiene and as a result, we are seeing many new products. If you have an idea that can help prevent the spread of the virus or make an impact on people’s lives during this pandemic give us a call.