If you’re someone who regularly washes your hands after going to the bathroom, statistics say that at least one of the people sitting on either side of you does not. And since personal hygiene clearly isn’t motivation enough for these bathroom bandits, Safeguard is resorting to good, old-fashioned public shaming to get the job done.
When installed in public bathrooms, the Safeguard Germ Alert connects sensors that sit in each stall, monitoring when doors open and close. As soon as you exit a stall after doing the deed, the Germ Alert will go off, sounding a shrill, obnoxious tone that can only be stopped by a push of the soap-dispensing button. Meaning that anyone within hearing distance will know right away whether or not you’ve done your hygienic duties.
It may be a while before you see this dispenser in the wild though. For now, it’s only been installed in various schools and restaurants across the Philippines. Of course, there’s also the possibility that these rogue bathroom etiquette rebels have the right idea after all. [Design Taxi]