I cannot stand this ad for these Delta Touch faucets. I have a video of it after the jump so you can see it for yourself. I’d like to think that I am not OCD, but the dirty hands in the commercial are a visual kryptonite. The song is also terrible, and I’m told that the music is by the Count on Sesame Street.
Still, I can’t deny that there are times in which my hands are so dirty that I have wanted to simply touch the spigot in order to turn on the water. Mostly it is because I don’t want to soil the on and off knobs. I suppose the spigot is going to get soiled with these Delta touch faucets.
This particular design is Spatial Interaction, designed by Jasper Dekker. Instead of a touch, control of the faucet is obtained by the wave of the hand. I believe that the wave not only turns it on, but is good for controlling the flow rate, as well as the temperature.
Don’t ask me what sort of waves would be necessary for that, as I really don’t want to be conducting a symphony orchestra every time that I want to wash my hands.