The future workplace design will need to transform to provide safety and minimise the risk of spreading infectious diseases. The viruses spread through small droplets expelled by coughing, sneezing or speaking. They do not travel far before sinking to the ground. But viruses and other microorganisms can survive on surfaces for up to several days. It gets transmitted when you touch infected surfaces and then your face.
Many precautions have proved to be effective to prevent the spread of germs through surface contamination and protect employees. Cleaning and disinfecting works well in certain areas, but door handles are touched too often by too many people and buttons, switches and remote controls were simply not designed with cleaning in mind.
A better solution to maintain hygiene in a workplace is to avoid touching altogether. No-contact and low-contact alternatives make hygiene management much easier. The most common hands-free products are wave activated motion sensors based on infrared (IR) technology. Their use is most common in lavatories (washrooms) to activate lights, taps, soap dispensers, hand dryers and toilet flushes; and in corridors to automate turning on lights or opening doors to ease the access. However, they cannot replace switches and buttons for more precise commands such as turning off or adjusting something. The range of IR sensors depends on the ambient light, which makes it hard for the user to determine the range and does not allow consistency in operation. These sensors can be triggered accidentally, especially when more of them need to be placed close to one another. Voice activation systems are more expensive and not suited for workspaces.
Anigmo proximity sensors based on capacitive technology are ideal replacements for touch buttons and switches. Their front panels can be completely flat with no cracks where dirt and germs could accumulate and they can be easily cleaned. They can be activated by moving within the range your hand, elbow, foot or any other part of the body. They are an ideal solution for every type of lighting, blinds, doors and other devices in offices and other workspaces. Wallbox mounted products have a range of 5-7cm (2-3 inches) and our special long-range sensors have up to 30cm (12 inches), providing true touchless control. Anigmo sensors can detect the direction of the hand motion and thus accept complex commands such lowering blinds and stopping them before the end position, dimming the lights or controlling a building automation system. Anigmo 4-way sensor offers the bestcontactless solution, if you need to install several command sensors next to each other. It will correctly conclude, what the user wanted to activate and it will give a visual feedback. This is impossible to achieve with IR or other sensors.
If you are an architect, interior designer or a company specialising in property management, your customers will appreciate, if you include Anigmo products in renovation and construction projects.
If you own or rent premises, your employees will feel more comfortable and safe with Anigmo touchless controls.
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