I struggle at opening doors. In public bathrooms it is really disgusting for me to open the door after washing my hands. As shown in the video above, to be able to open a door at any of the single bathrooms at NYUAD you have to touch not only the handle but also the lock, making the process inefficient and annoying.
Other doors on campus, however, are designed so the handle itself can control the lock. The following video show how it works:
However, there’s still a lot of room for improvement in finding a hygienic and efficient way of opening doors. Using motion sensors, computer vision and microprocessors it is possible to avoid direct touch of surface covered on microbes and to open the doors automatically.