The idea is to change the way commuters feel on their journey. The main goal is to make people free of germs and bacterias while commuting.
London is such a big city, has 11 different lines of underground, where people constantly go on and off and bacterias spread all over within mili seconds. So many people are commuting from many different backgrounds and lifestyles, where to control bacterias spread is impossible. Only people themselves can be aware of it and protected.
In order not to get affected or infected by any germs or bacterias people should be responsible in protecting themselves. That's where the commuter's gloves comes in place.
The gloves will be produced from the advanced antimicrobial technology that is injected into textile while manufacturing, which gives the maximum protection of bacterias. The companies I am aiming to work with to produce the antimicrobial textile are: BioCote or AddMaster. People will be able to order the gloves in an online shop www.g-love.shop.
AN ESTIMATED 2.29 BILLION PEOPLE USE LONDON BUSES EVERY YEAR, WITH 1.34 BILLION USING THE UNDERGROUND.
WITH SO MANY PEOPLE FROM ACROSS THE WORLD, THE GERM TRACES ARE RICH WITH DISGUSTING VARIETY.
(from the article http://www.wired.co.uk/article/london-underground-bacteria-tubes).
When wearing the gloves the passengers will be able to hold themselves from the public transport’s vehicle hand rails and all the viruses and bacteria existing on them will not be passed on to the commuters skin.
In the end of their commute, commuters will be able to remove their glove and place them in a specialised pouch which will be closing with support of a string, before placing it inside their bag.
In this way the bacterias will stay in a controlled environment inside the pouch and won't spread in people’s personal belongings.