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Touchless Hand Towel System – hands free hand out

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The EnMotion Touchless Hand Towel System brings a touch – ouch – of new millennium sanity to the bathroom towel business. Just wave your paw in front of the sensor and receive a piece of towel to dry yourself with. Runs on four D cell batteries. Around $66.00 and so much nicer than loud air blowers or soggy towel rolls eh?

Red – who has written posts on The Red Ferret Journal.


5 Comments

  • These have been around for at least 4 years in the States. I like your website, but this post in particular reinforces my stereotype of “bloggers” who spend all your time surfing the web rather than living out in the real world with the rest of us.

  • These have been around for at least 4 years in the States. It completes the touchless public restroom experience. I like your website, but this post in particular reinforces my stereotype of “bloggers” who spend all your time surfing the web rather than living out in the real world with the rest of us. This post does not meet the criteria spelled out on your “about” page, since it is neither new or silly:

    We pride ourselves on two things:
    a) giving early warning on potentially important new technologies and trends and
    b) on digging out the weirdest, silliest and most arcane news from around the world.

  • Aha Brian, you are in one sense completely correct. I knew this to be un-new when I featured it, but I disagree totally with your verdict that it's not silly.

    What could be more ri-dic-u-lous than spending goodness knows how much development man hours producing a machine that spits a piece of paper 6 inches into your hand automatically? How much does that improve our lives in general? And it's not germs, because each paper slice is separate whether automatic or not…

    Perhaps I ought to spell out the Ferret's 'huh?' charter more strongly in some way? :-)

  • You miss the point of this Red, the germ spreading point of contact that is avoided is the handle that you normally have to depress to get the paper towel, not the piece of paper towel itself.

    The best bathrooms are the totally touch free ones, no touch flush, water, soap and now paper towels (well 4 years ago).

    Few people really know how to properly wash their hands in a public restroom. While I am not a germaphobe, I do wash my hands the correct way. Previous to the touchless paper towel dispensers and for the many places that do not have them here is actually the proper procedure:

    The Proper Sequence for washing your hands in a public restroom:

    1. Take a piece of paper towel and hold it under your arm (yes this is step one)
    2. Turn on the water
    3. Get soap from dispenser
    4. Wash your hands for at least 30 seconds (it is longer than you think)
    5. Use the paper towel from step 1 to turn off the water
    6. Use the paper towel from step 1 to get another paper towel
    7. Dispose of the 1st paper towel
    8. Use the 2nd paper towel to dry your hands
    9. Use the 2nd paper towel to open the door to the restroom to leave
    10. Dispose of the 2nd paper towel.

    That way once your hands are washed, you never touch another thing in the bathroom with your bare hands.

  • Wow, now that’s amazing stuff. I’m not sure that I could ever remember all that though, and I’m probably from the school of thought that says we’re all a bit too ‘un-naturally’ clean nowadays anyway. I won’t have any of that anti-bacterial soap in the house for that very reason. I want my kids to build up their own natural resistance to stuff as early as possible.

    But point taken about the reason for touchless. I just figure there might be better places to spend our dosh in the grand scheme of things.

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