What is real luxury? Not getting your hands dirty.

In this post-lockdown period, we are witnessing a trend that we never imagined we would have to deal with. Social distancing has created a fear of contact that has turned all aspects of our lives upside down, particularly in those tertiary and commercial settings with communal spaces which, by their very nature, are shared by many people.

It is in these specific places that we try to minimise our interaction with surfaces, controls and accessories that may have come into contact with other people.

The main precaution taken to try and avoid spreading microbes and bacteria which result in the spread of diseases, is not to sanitise your hands but, first and foremost, not to touch objects that other people have touched.

Inventing new solutions in response to new problems.

Design and technology go hand in hand to provide smart answers to an ever-growing demand for safety and hygiene. The development of contactless and wireless technology, facial recognition and voice control are becoming more and more important to minimise contact with potentially infected surfaces. The more “phigital” the space is, the more likely it will be to have smart interaction with objects (IoT) and collect a large amount of data for analysis to better manage buildings and improve indoor well-being. Sensors and building automation will increasingly gain traction to migrate from systems to objects which promote no-touch solutions.

In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity” A. Einstein

The current situation is ideal for defining and coming up with innovative solutions to answer questions and solve problems that previously did not exist or had not been contemplated.

Bluetooth low energy

The trend is to make users increasingly independent in managing functions that can improve the quality of life

the contactless future is already here

meaning room ventilation, shutter control, lighting based on the human centric lighting principle, as well as opening doors without necessarily having to touch the door handle.

All this can be done through one object; the one which has become inseparable from the individual, almost an extension, namely the smartphone. What better way to manage an environment by simply touching such a personal object, one that is, therefore, unlikely to have been handled by others if not by the owner, than the smartphone?

Safe, practical, easy and reliable, a Bluetooth Low Energy wireless system, thanks to an app installed on a device, allows you to open doors, simply by approaching them, turn on lights without touching the switch and manage the brightness by dimming the light once again through smart phone programming. As a result, you can frequent communal places with a far greater degree of safety than would have previously been possible.