International dignitaries love it: the “handshake-disinfecting tentacle noodle arm” is the next evolution of the handshake.
In the Western custom known as “the handshake,” two individuals greet each other by smooshing their hands together, transmitting every disease (Figure 1).
Additionally, this custom can serve as a mini-battle between people with differing ideas of handshake firmness.
Fig 1: A clammy and moist hand is offered for your approval.
There are two issues here:
- Diseases are transmitted
- A poor choice of angle, or unusually brittle bones, might cause you to lose the hand-crushing handshake battle
In order to alleviate both issues, the “handshake-disinfecting tentacle noodle arm” system is proposed.
Specifically, this is a set of extendable rubber arms that 1) spray a disinfectant on your hand and your handshake-target’s hand, and 2) optionally apply a strangling force to the opponent’s hand, assuring a victory in the handshake duel.
Figure 2 shows the handshake system in action, and figure 3 describes the internal mechanism.
Fig 2: A long-sleeved shirt sleeve conceals the pneumatically-activated tentacles that can be deployed upon successful handshake-docking. The “suckers” on the tentacles are actually for spraying an aerosolized disinfectant.
Fig 3: Storage modules in the user’s sleeve contain the tentacles, the disinfectant, and the pressurized gas mechanism used to deploy them. A: Tentacle in folded form. B: Tentacle in the process of deployment.
PROS: All of them! Upgrades an ancient custom to the next level.