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TechCrunch reported "Portal automatically opens doors for wheelchair users, no button pressing required" on Friday

[] Other times, the button is installed poorly too high, too low, or just too far from the door to be useful, with the door closing too fast Co-founder Sam Lew tells me they initially started out working on an entirely unrelated concept (shipping logistics) They’re still working out exactly what it’ll cost in the future, but they estimate around $100-200 per door per year Buttons or plates (like the one above) that automatically open doors can do a lot to make a building more accessible, but they aren’t always a perfect solution. For wheelchair users with limited upper body movement, the buttons can be tough to hit. Other times, the button is installed poorly …

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