Live on Kickstarter, LINC allows people to turn doorknobs, press buttons, touch screens, navigate public transit - and more - in public places & shared spaces, all contact-free.
Kickstarter and a breakout crowdfunding success story having raised over $25k.— LINC, the revolutionary new tool that allows users to turn doorknobs and push buttons without ever making skin contact, is live on global crowdfunding platform
During a global pandemic it can be jarring to experience daily life with the knowledge that COVID-19 has been shown to live on surfaces for up to three days. LINC is a breakthrough new tool designed to reduce surface contact in shared spaces and public places. LINC not only allows users to push buttons, use touchscreens, and pull, push, or hold onto handles and objects; but it can also open doors with round doorknobs—something no other tool on the market can accomplish. For the first time, people can now navigate the world without touching anything directly with their hands.
“So many people around me were saying they felt this anxiety going about their daily lives, being out and worrying about the chances of catching COVID-19,” says founder and creator Troy Crosby on the inspiration behind the project. “I’m not the type to stand by while people are suffering, need help, or are scared — so I knew I needed to do something. It seemed a little far-fetched at the time, but I started thinking, ‘what could we produce to help flatten the curve, and how could I help people get through this?’”
The LINC body is made with anodized aluminum and has a non-toxic clear coating designed to repel contaminants. LINC’s grippy rubber is made from Latex-free EPDM (ethylene propylene diene monomer) which has been formulated to include thiazole and dithiocarbamate — which have antimicrobial properties. The LINC measures a slim 9.5cm x 7cm x 1cm while weighing only 52 grams making it easy to carry and ensuring users will never leave home without it. The LINC’s innovative strong hook design makes it perfect for navigating the world contact-free:
• Navigate all door types including round doorknobs, lever handles, push panels, deadbolts and more
• Designed to act as a stylus for touchscreens, kiosks, tablets and bank machine screens
• Endless use case possibilities— Carrying grocery bags, lifting garbage can lids, opening the mailbox and more!
“Everyone I showed the LINC to agreed that a product like this would make their lives safer,” adds Crosby. “It really made me happy to know that this newly hatched product could — and can — make a difference. People who have tried the product out say they feel so much more comfortable going about their daily lives— that they don’t have this anxiety when they go out when it comes to touching things. That’s been so rewarding.”
LINC is currently live and available to support on Kickstarter: www.kickstarter.com/projects/lincedc/linc-a-tool-to-open-doors-push-buttons-all-contact-free
LINC, invented in 2020 by Troy Crosby, and brought to market by CroMill Solutions with Crosby's co-founder Karl Miller, is a tool designed to reduce surface contact in shared spaces and public places. What makes LINC special is the unique design not only allows you to push buttons, use touchscreens, and pull, push, or hold onto handles and objects, but it can also open doors with round doorknobs (something no other tool on the market can accomplish.) All without touching any shared surfaces with your hands. LINC was 100% designed and manufactured in Canada and launched on Kickstarter in September of 2020, surpassing its funding goal in 16 minutes.
For more information on LINC please visit lincedc.com
Release ID: 88977033