SANITOUCH is an antibacterial electronic device that automatically cleans escalator handrails in public places to promote better public health. It was designed to work with current escalator configurations with no alterations necessary. It uses UV light to kill viruses while the handrail rolls past the devices on both sides. 

Designed by Huijie Zhou and Haochen Wang of University of Illinois at Chicago, School of Design

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