Accessibility

Jacket helps protect transit riders from germs

Posted on September 19, 2014

Courtesy Betabrand
Courtesy Betabrand
SAN FRANCISCO —  Innovators have developed a jacket that will help protect public transportation riders from germs and the spread of illness.

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Appropriately called the Germinator, the jacket is a collaboration between gravitytank and Betabrand and is actually the result of almost a year's worth of research into how commuters get sick on public transit — and how to help prevent sharing illnesses, according to Gizomodo.com.

An anti-microbial fabric called X-STATIC is used on a set of removable cuffs that let standing subway riders safely hold onto rails and polls without picking up germs, and on the right sleeve is a dedicated pocket for a transit pass that helps keep it sequestered, and easy to find, when not in use, the report said.

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