Schindler, technologies against Coronavirus
Technology such as touchless interfaces can help people avoid touching high-contact surfaces.
Schindler has for instance developed its so called PORT Technology, which includes a transit management solution that also provides destination control and remote operation of elevators via a card or a mobile phone app. Such a touchless interface prevents that passengers have to press buttons to call or operate an elevator.
Antimicrobials & UV
Schindler promote better hygiene through handrail sanitation solutions such as for instance inbuilt antimicrobials that kill microorganisms or stop their growth.
One such example is Schindler CleanRail, an antimicrobial escalator handrail that protects passengers through preventing the accelerated growth of bacteria. Subway stations, airports, and hospitals are just a few examples of public infrastructure where antimicrobial handrails can find practical application.
Another example is using Ultra UV devices that use germicidal UVC light to irradiate the handrails at a short distance. This directly damages the genetic materials of bacteria and viruses, preventing their rapid spread. Here at Schindler, we can for instance install the device inside the escalator or moving walk as a practical solution to prevent the rapid spread of bacteria and viruses.