Touchless (or hands free) fixtures, don’t require a person to physically turn the fixture on. While it’s a recent trend in the plumbing world, these “touch-free” or “no-touch” fixtures provide a variety of benefits by using built-in sensors to detect when something is near the sensor. When triggered, the sensor alerts the fixture to turn on.
Automatic plumbing fixtures are often used in commercial settings and can help to alleviate cross-contamination when working with food.
Additionally, certain fixtures provide eco-friendly benefits by only operating when hands are near the sensor. This often provides water conserving benefits.