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.