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Foot-operated elevator button
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I’ve wanted a door “knob” that worked like this for years. Would’ve been especially nice in some of the large chemistry and biochemistry labs I’ve worked in, where the “gloves on or off” protocols for opening doors between rooms were not always clearly established and/or followed. [via Gizmodo]

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4 thoughts on “Foot-operated elevator button

  1. The library nearest where I live also has these. I’m pretty sure they were installed when it was renovated about 10 years ago.
    The enthusiastic demo video is entertaining though.

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