It’s time for a rethink on how we interface with public door handles, especially those installed on single occupancy restroom doors.
Fresh ideas combined with high quality manufacturing methods will produce a familiar but improved solution for the betterment of society. The Restroom UP LoK™ has been designed to satisfy the following objectives:
The manually operated door handle of the future will not require the user to grab and/or twist anything.
A superior restroom privacy lock will allow, but not require, the use of the human hand to open, lock and unlock the door.
Spring-loaded automatic door closers should continue to be installed on restroom doors for an automated and hands-free closing action.
This new type of privacy lock will retrofit on to all common commercial-grade doors of standard thickness and backset bore hole preparation.
It will give great consideration to minimal contact during egress (exiting) as this normally follows the washing of hands as the final operation in the restroom visit experience.
A better restroom lock will feature a handle that intuitively promotes the use of the wrist or forearm to securely pull the door open with a safe and easy disengagement.
The handle will also ensure those with physical disabilities can fully control the core functions of door operation with greater ease and convenience than traditional grip and twist designs.
The movement of the latch will be fully automatic, enabling ingress (entering) by simply pushing on any part of the door with any part of the body the user chooses.