A Clydebank company is at the forefront of creating contactless technology that improves safety and accessibility.
The hardware PCB assemblies manufactured by European Circuits Ltd, was originally designed to make road crossings safer for people who are visually impaired.
Prior to the Covid pandemic the company had teamed up with Edinburgh-based Neatebox who had created accessibility tech called ‘Button’.
This free app is linked to digitized pedestrian crossings and automatically presses the button when the person approaches, making it safer to cross.
Sales & Marketing manager Phil Briscoe, explained the technology is now set to come into its own as there is already a growing demand for contactless technology to protect all of us from the coronavirus bacteria which spreads on surfaces such as petrol pump handles and pay points.
Their PCB technology is also being used by another company in protective visors and masks for frontline NHS staff and emergency responders.