In 2014, Rafi Yitzhaki, Hookey tool founder, realized that children didn’t wash their hands at school before lunchtime. It’s a bad habit that can cause germ transmission. In 2015, he also stumbled upon statistics from CDC that showed the number of annual American child deaths due to influenza was in the thousands and around the world exceeded 500,000 of all ages. Not until 2020 Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, he has raised concerns of this transmission of disease. One of primary ways for pathogen transmission is through surfaces such as door handles, elevator buttons, or just hundreds of things people touch every day.
This is where Hookey Tool comes in. it’s a small device that you can use to open doors, push buttons, or even take another actions that normally need you to use your hands. [Buy It Here]
Rafi Yitzhaki explains that Hookey is as small as your key, it has a large hook on the other end, designed to allow people to take certain actions without touching any surfaces. It looks like a simple hook, but it is useful for pushing, pulling, grabbing, twisting, or manipulate objects. Designed with safety in mind, Hookey uses antimicrobial silicon that would limit bacteria growth. [Buy It Here]