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How Engineering Innovation Helps in Times of Crisis

Enginuity is still hard at work, even as COVID-19 impacts everything about our world and changes the way we live!

Did you know that door handles are among the most germ-infested objects in houses, hospitals, workplaces, and public buildings?

We’re pretty creative around here (and we like to stay healthy!), so we’re doing our part to help you find simple modifications you can implement to reduce virus transmission through door handles and knobs.

We’ve found a few unique innovations to eliminate or reduce your contact with doors. These modifications can work in homes or businesses. For each product, you’ll find links to a webpage where you can either download free 3D printable design files or purchase the actual product.

Let’s all do our part to stay safe in these changing and challenging times!


Eliminate door handles as a vector for virus transmission! This useful adaptor helps reduce hand contact on door knobs by allowing you to use your elbow instead of your hands for easier passage.
MORE INFO AND DOWNLOAD 3D PRINTING FILE: https://cults3d.com/en/3d-model/home/e-z-open-door-lever-adaptor


Do your part to minimize risky contact by opening doors with your arms, ideally covered by sleeves. This 3D printable add-on to your door handle reduces hand contact and helps eliminate virus transmission.

MORE INFO AND DOWNLOAD 3D PRINTING FILE: https://www.materialise.com/en/hands-free-door-opener
ORDER ONLINE: https://i.materialise.com/en/shop/designer/materialise?_ga=2.257908364.649206531.1584974094-398455450.1584640469


Imagine opening a door without using your hands at all! This very simple implementation of a door pulling “toe-hook” attachment aids in hands-free opening and closing of doors.
MORE INFO AND DOWNLOAD 3D PRINTING FILE: https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:4223802


Enginuity’s own 3D printed auto door latch has been operating on our office front door for over two years already! It works by holding the latch back from engaging, thereby reducing hand contact and speeding passage.
DOWNLOAD THE FREE 3D PRINT FILE: https://enginuityinc.ca/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/264-Door-Clip.STL

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