Smart self-disinfecting door handle helps with COVID-19 battle

Swiss company, Tweaq, launches bug-busting Rise solution

One of the first self-disinfecting door handles to make it to market, Tweaq's Rise can eliminate harmful bacteria in under three seconds

Swiss technology company, Tweaq, has launched a smart self-disinfecting door handle, which can potentially eradicate millions of pathogens within a building.

Available from next month, the company’s self-cleaning aluminium door handle, Rise, will be one of the first products of its kind on the market.

How it works

The user engages with the door handle as they normally would. But, once the door handle is released, the Tweaq Rise is activated, and the peristaltic pump brings the disinfectant liquid from the casing to the sponge inside the ring around the door handle.

An internal system drives the outer aluminium ring backwards and forwards once along the surface, eliminating 99.9% of bacteria and viruses in under three seconds.

Tweaq Rise is powered by an electric engine and lithium batteries ,which allow more than 1,000 uses per cartridge.

Installation and maintenance

Tweaq Rise is installed in under 10 minutes and can be used with standard doors with no modifications required.

The cartridge replacement is also quick and simple for staff to replace themselves after 1,000 uses.

When the disinfectant liquid runs out, the user will be notified with the use of IOT and blue LED on the casing.

When this occurs, the user replaces it with a new cartridge and sends the empty cartridge back to Tweaq.

Tweaq then refills the cartridge and recharges the batteries before being redistributed.

Tweaq Rise is available in dark grey and black.

And the cartridge replacement process has been developed to be as user-friendly and eco-friendly as possible, requiring the least amount of interactions and waste.

It also has a plug-and-play feature allowing the user to swap the cartridge in less than 30 seconds – similar to plugging a cable into a socket.

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