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MOST PEOPLE CAN’T ESTIMATE TIME!

This is what Belinda, mom of two, realized when the COVID-19 pandemic struck. After watching a video explaining why it is essential to wash your hands for at least 20 seconds, she started watching her family’s handwashing habits.s is what Belinda, mom of two, realized when the COVID-19 pandemic struck. After watching a video explaining why it is essential to wash your hands for at least 20 seconds, she started watching her family’s handwashing habits.

SURPRISE! They NEVER hit the 20-second mark. No matter if they sang “Happy Birthday” twice, counted from 1 to 20, recited a poem, or anything else – unless there is an actual timer involved, it’s just not going to happen.

Searching for a better way, Belinda got a little timer and stuck it to the mirror. She instructed everyone to set the timer before washing their hands. Epic fail, AGAIN! If they remembered to set the timer (not very often), the process went like this: set timer, open the tap (1-3 seconds), get soap (3-5 seconds), actually wash hands (12-13 seconds), timer beeps, rinse hands. So, even by using this timer, they still missed the handwashing for 20 seconds minimum requirement.

Contemplating if there was a better way, she came up with the idea to build a timer into a soap dispenser – this would solve all the identified problems! She rigged a regular soap dispenser with a makeshift timer to test the concept and immediately noticed an improvement.

Teaches your kids to wash their hands for 20 seconds

This is how Poppy Pig was born. An automatic, touchless soap dispenser with a 20-second built-in timer. It even has three soap settings, depending on how much foam you need. As soon as the foam has been dispensed, Poppy starts flashing a green LED light, and you can count with her, if you want to. After 20 seconds, an audible beep will sound, indicating that you can now rinse your hands. So, you can think of other things, continue talking to someone, watch your phone, all while washing your hands. As soon as you hear the beep, you know you have washed for the recommended 20 seconds needed to kill viruses!

Touchless foam dispensing is more hygienic

Belinda can finally relax knowing her family is cleaning their hands properly, as, within a few days, they were conditioned to wait for the “beep” sound before rinsing. And she could make them go back and do it again, every time they walked out of the bathroom before the beep. With Poppy’s help, this mom now has one less thing to worry about!

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