Some of us are now matching our masks to our outfits, so we might as well accessorize with hand sanitizer bracelets now too? University of Illinois-Chicago professor and cardiologist Dr. Boaz Avitall thinks so.
In an effort to combine safety, convenience and maybe even a little fashion, Avitall invented "Wrist Dispenser," an on-the-go, stylish hand sanitizing devise. The patent-pending Wrist Dispenser is made at RAM group, a manufacturer located in Milwaukee.
Avitall came up with the idea after constantly searching for a way to sanitize his hands while on the move visiting patients in the hospital.
"It started as an idea I had in March, during my commute to the hospital during the initial COVID surge. Every time I grabbed a door handle in public, it went through my mind ‘who else has touched this?’ I fashioned a piece of fabric with Velcro and the idea was born.” says Avitall.
Wrist Dispenser can be refilled with any gel hand sanitizer. Each full dispenser allows for about 30 uses before needing to be refilled.
The cost is $14 and available via www.wristdispenser.com/shop or Amazon. Currently, there are seven decorative bands and can be customized with brand logos and photographs. They come in three sizes to accommodate kids and adults.
“It’s a product that I hope will keep the population safer," says Avitall.
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