Friday, June 16, 2006
From the 'How cool is that?' department
Fukuda's Automatic Door utilises motion-detecting slats that match the shape of the person or object passing through. This helps maintain a stable temperature in a room and minimises the amount of contaminants being transferred between working areas.
My guess is that the energy-saving objectives will be thwarted, at least in its early days, by people repeatedly walking through it, amazed at its 'cool' factor!
It’s still in prototype mode, but if you are fluent in Japanese there is a website you can visit.