Automating The Public Bathroom

from the touch-free dept

You may have noticed, lately, that public bathrooms are increasingly automated, thanks to infrared systems. I've been happy to see a number of public bathrooms lately even include automated paper towel dispensers. However, some people aren't so thrilled, as the infrared doesn't always work for them, requiring them to dance a little dance just to get the faucet to turn on properly. Then, of course, there's the opposite problem: the "premature evacuation" or the "inadvertent flushing." However, apparently the early versions of the technology were poorly designed, and the newer versions are better set up to avoid flushing too early in the process.
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    Anonymous, 12 Nov 2004 @ 12:52pm

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    The auto-sinks are HORRIBLE.

    They take away your ability to select temperature. Want cold water, say, to put on paper towel and wipe your face if your not feeling well? Sorry, only warm (or sometimes distubingly hot) water availabled here. Need hot to really clean your hands? Sorry, only lukewarm here.

    Taking away choice is bad.

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