During the swine flu scare many people are afraid to touch anything in public places that will make them infected with the dreaded swine. Here is an innovative report from PR.com about a Touch-Stick, a key-size implement used for hygienically pushing, tapping, and signing store keypads, ATM machines, elevator buttons, gas pump buttons, and other publicly touched electronic devices.
The patent-pending Touch-Stick features a flat round tip for pushing mechanical buttons, a cleverly integrated stylus tip for tapping and signing electronic screens, and key ring compatibility for convenience and high availability.
The product, which is made of a durable polycarbonate ABS plastic blend and is initially available in black, grey, blue, red, and white colors, was invented by Dan Rothman, president of Atek.
“In the most extreme cases, store clerks told us that some customers refuse to even touch the terminals and ask the clerks to do it for them. Supermarkets have wipes for shopping cart handles but germ protection is not available for point-of-sale machines and other publicly used devices.”
Photo by Atek, Inc..