There are potentially hundreds of strangers touching the same surface every hour and it's really hard to determine if one of those people is sick or carrying harmful microbes. It's better to be extra cautious. The Hygiene Hand is made in the U.S.A. completely out of brass which is antimicrobial in nature and was designed to offer a more germ-free way to open doors and use shared surfaces like checkout screens or ATMs by working as a stylus and button pusher. Hygiene Hand LITE is a more lightweight version and is only 1/8" thick so you can easily take and use it wherever you are.
Fast Company: "Enter StatGear, a survival product company founded by a retired New York City paramedic. Its new device, Hygiene Hand, makes it so that you don't have to come into contact with anything at all."
Trend Hunter: "The StatGear "Hygiene Hand" is a piece of everyday carry (EDC) equipment that will enable users to live a healthier lifestyle by avoiding interaction with commons surfaces that could be covered in germs."