Cleaning commonly touched surfaces like door handles is essential but still something of a hassle, which is something this self-sanitizing door handle aims to change.
The handle is achieved with a glass tube that’s accented by aluminum caps at the top and bottom that hide UV light technology. The portion of the handle that users come into contact with is covered in a powdered photocatalytic coating that’s sourced from titanium dioxide. Once the light is activated, the handle is capable of destroying 99.8% of the bacteria and germs that could be lingering on the surface, while the kinetic design draws energy from the door’s motion to eliminate the need for an additional power source.
The self-sanitizing door handle is the design work of Sum Ming Wong and Kin Pong Li, and is the winner of the 2019 James Dyson Award.