Wednesday, December 26, 2007

Antibacterial Subway Gloves

GERMOPHOBIC commuters face a quandary whenever they have to stand on the bus or the subway: either hang onto the icky metal poles, or risk being tossed about like rag dolls when the brakes are applied. Veteran straphangers who live in mortal fear of a rhinovirus sometimes favor a compromise solution, which Emily A. Beck first observed while riding the R train through Manhattan in early 2005.

“I noticed these people balancing just one finger on a pole, so they wouldn’t have to grab the nasty, slimy metal,” said Ms. Beck, founder of the product design firm LuLu Brands of Wilmington, Del., where she lives.
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