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In a world of increasing customisations, Tanaka have released an automatic door that goes beyond the standard door that opens when you set off a particular sensor. This door calculates the shape of the person or object approaching and using clever horizontal sliders, opens to the optimal shape to allow entry.
Auto-door

Cool this door is, but it also helps in keeping the ‘cool weather’ out, minimising dust, pollen and bugs while keeping the temporature constant on the inside.

Here is a link to a video of the door in operation, whilst it is in Japanese the video does make for interesting viewing.

The applications? Besides high tech manufacturing or Tokyo high class outlets, I imagine the door could make for an interesting entry to a Jazz bar (assuming you could have some of the panels black to look like a piano).