Website / Documentation
Short description

Handless Door Opener is a hands-free door attachment device allowing the user to open the door with one foot.

Description

Sars-CoV-2 and other germs spread via airborne particles and surface contamination. Handless targets the latter, focusing on door handles specifically. Door handles are one of the most commonly touched surfaces, and every building has them. A Handless device completely eliminates the intermediate for contact transfer by allowing user to open a door with a latch handle using just one foot. No hand-to-handle contact, and no opportunity for spread. The device attaches to the bottom of your door, and a cord attaches to the handle. The user puts the front of their shoe into the device and pushes a pedal upwards unlatching the handle, then pulls back with their foot pulling the door open.

The end goal for this business is largely to remain a not-for-profit (after providing investors with a return), or donate profits to COVID-19 efforts or displacement relief orgs. The purpose of this startup is to reopen communities safely, end this public health crisis and prevent the next one.

For more a more detailed technical description, images/video, and a more comprehensive idea of our business model, please contact me for a pitch deck.

Target country

United States

Project type

  • Community
  • Prevention
  • Wellbeing
  • Work & Productivity

Support needed

  • Business Strategy
  • Content
  • Design
  • Legal support
  • Marketing
  • Raising capital
  • Website design

What we need help with

Our management team is a group of six engineering students (some recent grads) that live and study in the US, the UK, and Italy. We would like help with media creation and marketing campaigns. Liability insurance is also a concern for us. Right now we have a pilot running in Italy, but we struggle to find a willing facility here in the US. Connections to companies with resources like access to a testing facility, CAD design experts, and potential customers are always appreciated as we work to exhaust our current networks. We also need capital to begin production.

Best way to get in touch

kockale@miamioh.edu

Project status

  • Just started