The Fearless Touch was inspired by an immediate need discovered through my daily struggle to safely move about the building in which I live. For me and many others in multi-family housing, simple tasks like checking the mail or taking out the trash can’t be accomplished without touching numerous public points of access. As an individual of particular vulnerability during this COVID-19 pandemic, the door handles, elevator buttons, and other touch points pose a barrier of risk during normal daily activities.
I needed a hands-free way to manipulate door handles and press buttons, and I needed it immediately. Thinking others may feel the same, I created the Fearless Touch Device that same day.