Enhancing the user’s door experience

ASSA ABLOY asked students at Stockholm’s KTH Royal Institute of Technology to put their imaginations to work to enhance the user experience in a door. The activity generated a number of innovative ideas, proving that doors can be used for so much more than opening and closing. Interactive doors that welcome shoppers, hinges that harvest energy, NFC post-it-like notes that enable anonymous communication between neighbors – or why not use doors as a creative space for kids to doodle? http://futurelab.assaabloy.com/en/enhancing-the-users-door-experience/

Wearables in access control

Wearable technology is on the verge of turning mainstream and the consumer electronics industry has convinced itself that wearable technology will be the next big opportunity. But what part will wearables play in the future development of access control? The Future Lab talked to manufacturers, researchers and experts in wearable technology to find out. Here's what they said. http://futurelab.assaabloy.com/en/wearables-in-access-control/