BAE Systems is extending its PPE effort to care homes with the ‘Door Claw’
As well as producing face shields and supporting the national ventilator effort, BAE Systems’ Maritime Services team on the Isle of Wight is also 3D-printing the innovative ‘Door Claw’.
This piece of PPE allows users to open doors without touching the door handle, helping to reduce the spread of infection.
To open a door, the hook part of the device is placed over a door handle, then turned and pulled. The Door Claw also has a touchscreen stylus, so that users can operate devices such as tablets without using their fingers, further reducing the risk of infection from shared devices.
The design for the Door Claw has come from Vestas, a company that makes wind turbine blades and has offices in Cowes.