A 3D printing company is giving away for free its design for a device that allows doors to be opened handsfree - here's how it works
- Belgian company Materialise developed a design that can be 3D printed and added to door handles to make them hands-free, and it's giving the design away for free in an effort to fight the spread of coronavirus.
- The coronavirus outbreak that originated in China has killed more than 17,000 people worldwide and infected more than 398,000, according to recent totals.
- The virus, which causes a disease known as COVID-19, has spread to 169 countries, and the majority of infections and deaths are now outside of China.
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Belgian company Materialise designed 3D printed door openers that attach to a door handle and make it possible to open it without touching the handle itself.
On March 11, the World Health Organization (WHO) officially declared it a pandemic. The virus has disrupted travel worldwide, leading to flight cancellations, quarantines, and other breakdowns in movement and supply chains.
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