Escalators of the Future to Have Sterilizers to Remove Germs from Handrails

What’s also exciting about this sterilizer is the fact that it is a wireless device with no need for power supply..

Escalators of the Future to Have Sterilizers to Remove Germs from Handrails

By Staff Writer

If you stop to think about how many people touch an escalator handrail and moving-walks at the shopping  mall, you will realise that they are havens for diseases.

They are very vulnerable to infection due to the fact that each of them has contact with the hands of as many as thousands of people per day.

LG’s electronics arm Innotek wants to change this and make the handrails modern and respond to healthy concerns of people touching them.

Innotek has developed a ‘Handrail UV LED Sterilizer’ which can fully remove germs from handrails of escalators using the powerful UV (ultraviolet rays) light.

The sterilizer for the handrails can continuously disinfect the rails during operation of an escalator and also provides convenient installation and management, Innotek said in a statement on Monday.

The sterilizer is installed on the front part of handrail and shoots UV rays onto the handle which passes through this point.

What’s also exciting about this sterilizer is the fact that it is a wireless device with no need for power supply. No electricity cost occurs for this product since its operation relies on self-electricity generation using the energy from the movement of the handle.

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