The Smart Bathroom Stall Handle [Pic]

Submitted by: fancylad 6 years ago Misc

This door was found in a bathroom at San Diego State University. Genius!
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Male 48
this idea is a "FAIL" you know people are grabbing that thing with their hand.
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Male 65
I guess the idea is that you slide your wrist in, open the door, then slide your wrist out, assuming that the door pushes open, but this isn`t more sanitary, because chances are people will grip it with their hands like a regular handle anyway. If the handle is to a stall, there`s no point, because why would you worry about germs when (hopefully) you`re going to wash your hands afterwards? It would only make sense if the handle was in a private room with a sink.
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Male 6,694
I think thats a great idea.
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Female 5,222
ok..
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Male 3,364
wouldn`t it just be easier to make a door that swings out?
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Male 877
Salted_Eggs
Male, 18-29, Western US
601 Posts Saturday, September 4, 2010 3:16:31 PM
aseirinn

1 Yes, out of habit rather than guilt though...

2 yes, and yes.

3 yes.

4 yes.

Do I win?





congratulations, you are normal!
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Male 774
aseirinn

1 Yes, out of habit rather than guilt though...

2 yes, and yes.

3 yes.

4 yes.

Do I win?
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Male 877
if there`s a phobia about `germs`...most of the public have it...

1 Do you wash your hands after you pee in a urinal even if there`s nobody else present? hygene guilt!

2 Have you ever ate in a fastfood resturaunt without washing your hands after paying with cash...the same `cash` that was handled by countless people before you?...not to mention the door handle on the way in...

3 have you ever ate a piece of fruit away from your house without washing it OR your hands?


4 have you ever paid with cash and then ate a muffin/bun with a coffee and used your hands without washing them first?


probably not...and why not?....because you`d have `obsessive compulsive disorder`. `Germs`, within reason are natural, they help our imune systems grow stronger with a few `hicups` along the way... most are harmless


this unatural obsession with hygene and not wanting to appear `dirty` to others is silly in my opinion...
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Female 418
they should just make a handle you open with your shoe or something o_o
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Male 1,067
I`d be a total jerk and put my penis there just to teach those sanitary bastards a lesson
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Male 2,688
Bacteria spreads fairly quickly, so no matter HOW much you try to avoid it, as soon as you wrist touched this, within a half hour, you have that same bacteria on your hand.

All the sanitizing in the world DOESNT MATTER... Bacteria grow faster than the average person could sanitize the environment. About 98% of Bacteria found on common items is completely harmless. Fussing over things being "unsanitary" is a complete waste of energy.
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Female 3,727
MrYouKnow Male, 13-17, Eastern US
383 Posts Friday, September 03, 2010 1:22:59 PM
Now your wrist is dirty.
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schmemly Female, 18-29, Eastern US
4 Posts Friday, September 03, 2010 1:40:15 PM
I don`t eat with my wrist

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sarah-face89 Female, 18-29, Western US
170 Posts Friday, September 03, 2010 3:12:23 PM
What if you had a broken wrist?

... use your other wrist???
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luda16 Male, 18-29, Southern US
133 Posts Friday, September 03, 2010 12:28:39 PM
why even have doors? that would get rid of the problem all together.
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RoboPatton Male, 30-39, Western US
366 Posts Friday, September 03, 2010 1:50:21 PM
Now how the hell am I supposed to open that with my junk? Hmm?
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OH GOD...THIS IS WHY I COME TO IAB EVERYDAY...I`M LAUGHING LIKE A dratING HYENA RIGHT NOW!

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Male 3,756
Harry, that`s kind of a jackass move. You don`t think someone has to pick up after your disgusting self?
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Female 477
if thats the stall door thats stupid cause you wash your hands after opening it anyways
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Male 1,590
I`m not a germophobe, but I do try to avoid fecal coliform bacteria. I open the bathroom door with the paper towel used to dry my hands, then throw it on the floor.
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Female 19
Yeah but its the very germaphobes that insist on hovering over the toilet seat that manages to leave pee all over it! (Women that is)
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Male 149
You`ll just end up with poo on your wrist.
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Female 1,172
Except people will still just use their hands to pull it open...
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Female 3,828
meh, people are germaphobes. we haveimmune systems, so some germs arent a big deal. and then your arm just has the germs on it anyway
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Male 2,893
@henryhendrix
True dat.
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Male 80
"Drinking coffee in the bathroom is counter-productive."

Actually it`s just smart planning. We all know what happens after a few cups..... ;)
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Female 285
[quote]What if you`re carrying a coffee and a newspaper?[/quote]

Drinking coffee in the bathroom is counter-productive.
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Male 722
There`s a reason you have an immune system.
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Male 2,419
@ShadowVamp
If your area has undrinkable tap water, petition it or MOVE. If you lived in a region that was used for dumping nuclear waste would you just decide to put layers of lead paint on the walls of your house to filter that out?
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Female 282
all rendered useless if they, along with the rest of the world would stop being idiots and realize that it`s more sanitary for the bathroom door to pull to enter and push to leave.
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Female 362
@SuperSmash: I`m not afraid of tap water, I`m disgusted by tap water. The tap water in Tucson is so hard with salt and minerals that I can`t drink it without filtering.
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Female 322
That looks awkward. Plus I`m sure people would still use their hand to open the door seeing as people don`t pay attention to signs.
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Female 130
only this is... if I used this I would end up washing my hands AND forearm
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Male 3,756
Quit whining about germs, babies. You got an immune system. Keep it shape. You probably are afraid to drink tap water.
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Male 3,915
is this made for midgets? because trying to wrench my arm into there would be quite annoying...unless they raised it up to fist-pump level...
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Male 21
@targetpract

for your: "I say a real man wants to get germs on his hands. Makes your immune system manly tough."
you are now my favorite.
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Male 599
this doesn`t make much sense.
For this to work we have to assume that people would actually use their wrists.
With a normal handle, we would have to assume that people would wash their hands, and therefore the handle would remain clean.

What would make people use their wrists if they don`t have the common courtesy to wash their hands in the first place?
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Male 958
Oh no what happens if my arm has a STD?
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Female 137
i think thats a good idea
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Male 22
I say a real man wants to get germs on his hands. Makes your immune system manly tough.
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Male 772
Erm, it`s a good idea, but some people are still gonna pull it like a normal handle :P Then you`ll just be getting your wrist or forearm nasty instead.
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Female 3,001
LIKE!
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Male 758
I don`t wash my hands in a public restroom. I know exactly where my hands and my doodle have been, and I KNOW they`re cleaner than what`s in the restroom.
As far as opening the door, that`s what the paper towel is for, if all I have to touch is that. If not, the shirt it is.
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Female 728
You can`t just wash your hands with soap afterward?
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Male 339
@willem199:

use your other one...
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Male 36
I use the paper towel i just washed my hand with. If its those damn blow dryers I just wrap my bare butt cheeks around and pullllllllllll.
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Female 187
What if you had a broken wrist?


... use your other wrist???
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Male 25,416
Cool!
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Male 1,523
I just kick it open. Epic style!
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Female 1,101
I think a pedal that pushed the door open would be more practical, then you don`t have to use anything near your hand.
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Male 2,344
@xiquiripat

If the guy peed on his hands, what difference does it make? I simply wouldn`t open the door. Using my wrist sure as hell isn`t gonna keep me any more sanitary.
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Male 149
What if you had a broken wrist?
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Male 15,510
For the weirdos!
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Male 111
I use my foot under the bottom edge of the door. and my feet are never near where I eat. I win.
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Male 2,424
Now how the hell am I supposed to open that with my junk? Hmm?
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Male 1,196
I hope some one gets the door slammed in their face while trying to do this
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Female 80
I don`t eat with my wrist
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Male 1,081
Now your wrist is dirty.
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Female 9
We asians would still use a paper towel.
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Male 199
why dont they just make it a push? I always just kick them open or use a paper towel to grab the handle.
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Male 1,598
just have a swing hing door so you can just use your foot to push it open... problem solved
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Male 37,897
If you are THAT paranoid of germs.... wait till you get home to use the facilities.... or pee behind someone`s car or something
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Male 98
What happens when someone pushes the door while your wrist is in that contraption? No thanks! I think I can...get....my...foot....
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Male 181
I forgot where I saw them, but a highway rest stop in the northeast has plastic "cups" mounted to the bottom of the door to make it easier to pull open with your foot. Better design, IMO.
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Female 2,352
That`s just stupid.
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Male 2,586
i`m sure it`s less of an issue but lets say you wash your hands and don`t dry them well... putting your hand up like that will cause drops to roll down onto your wrist - meaning anything on your hand is now on the door.

And who is to say people who haven`t washed their hands won`t just pull it like normal
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Male 206
why even have doors? that would get rid of the problem all together.
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Female 5
This might have already been noted but thats not so santiary. You have germs all over your body, and so you have germs on your wrists. You likely touch your own wrist too.... so its not really helping anything.
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Female 646
Well if it`s a stall it doesn`t matter because you`re supposed to wash your hands when you`re done.
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Male 606
yes agreed penquinazul.....with all this sanitation there is no way to build antibodies against any germs......they might as well Have AIDS
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Male 133
someone comes thru that door with your arm like that. i lol at you. XD
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Male 44
how about just making the doors open the other way? people should push the door when they want to go out of the toilet, you can do that with your foot..
still, this is one step closer..
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Male 37,897
paranoia
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Male 2,868
That`s actually a really good idea.
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Male 648
Just use a paper towel to open the regular door lol is it that difficult to figure out?
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Male 5,190
Lollll.
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Female 470
Felix -- I`m with you.

You all have IMMUNE SYSTEMS which fight off those germs! Without germs, your immune systems would have nothing to fight off, and you`d get sick WAY easier. I bet you germaphobes get sick more often than those who are not germaphobes.
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Female 3,574
*facepalm*
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Female 536
@Drones -- this looks like it`s the main door to enter and exit the bathroom, not the individual stall doors.

It`s a great idea, and I would like to see more of them put in other public bathrooms.
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Male 613
A smart maintenance man washes his hands before going to the bathroom.
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Female 177
I`m not a germ freak so I touch it anyway, I really don`t care. It`s not like i make out with my hands afterwards. I`d rather be exposed to germs to never being exposed. I have an immune system for a reason.
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Male 2,422
@Ryan99: You wouldn`t except the guy before you probably peed on his hands and then grabbed the door handle.
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Male 68
You still have to touch the door to lock it. So this pointless. Plus, you should wash you hands afterwards anyway.
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Male 113
I try not to touch my face when I`m out and about, and in the bathroom, you can see me using my elbows/wrist to do everything.
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Female 251
I like sanitizer gel.


and pie.
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Female 533
enh, I bet people would still grab it like it was a handle. If people just used their paper towels to open the door then there wouldnt be a germ problem
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Male 2,344
That`s not gonna stop me from grabbing it as if it were a handle.

It`s a bathroom for God sake, wash your hands, and then you don`t have to worry.
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Male 8
Wow! If all you guys are complaining about bathroom door handles. Have you ever been on a subway? A bus? Been to a grocery store? Yea ur going to say "the store I go to is clean". WRONG! you have a better chance of the bathroom door being clean then a container where your food is being sold to you that u ingest.
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Male 7,585
looks like it would be awkward as hell to use
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Male 886
I hired an albino dwarf to open bathroom doors for me.

I just spray him down with bleach at the end of the day.

Thank god he is an albino...else that bleach might be more noticeable.
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Female 4,039
What if you`re carrying a coffee and a newspaper?
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Male 17,512
If doors would open like they do on Star Trek, We wouldn`t need this.
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Male 36,536
And get Germs on my wrists? Eeeewww!
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Male 587
I always use the paper towel that I washed my hands with to open the door.

I would rather have a footpedal, or better yet I have seen bathrooms that do not have doors and make a 90 degree turn so you can`t see in.
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Female 1,043
imagine all the dirty wristsO_O
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Male 1,455
Finally, I really mean it. There`s nothing more disgusting than restroom handles.
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Female 386
Fist this door yo
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Male 123
I open those doors with my elbow anyway...
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Male 170
Would you not just get germs from your wrist on the door handle and germs from the door handle on your wrist? Just moving the germs around. You could always just wash your hands......
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Male 5,314
hmmm....what happens when someone opens right when you`re hand is in that?
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Male 188
so 50% of the poopers still use their hands and you now have wrist SARS because you only washed your hands after instead of your whole forearm?
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Male 5,194
Pair this with that Arab toilet thing last week and it makes sense.
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Male 19,873
Link: The Smart Bathroom Stall Handle [Pic] [Rate Link] - This door was found in a bathroom at San Diego State University. Genius!
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