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Swing Door Lock
Winner - Bronze
Competition: Spark:Spring Concept
Designer: Byoung-Keuk Kim - Swing Door Lock
Design Type: Universal Design
Company / Organization / School: Konkuk University
The biggest problem of the original door locks in the market was that people with visual disability will have hard time unlocking. It is hard for them to click 4-8 digits passcode on the number pad. There also is a fingerprint door lock for more convenience but the product is not suitable for common facilities, including classrooms and offices, since unregistered users will not have access. The product has an intuitive design for easier usage. Up and down movement of the handle will point to numbers installed in the circular body to match the passcode that the user previously set. Such embedment of number pad on the handle not only allowed maximization of aesthetics, practically, and simpleness but also added a value of aesthetic usage. The 'Swing Door Lock' activates when a user’s hand touches the front of the handle. When it activates, light turns on the front and the pad and the user can pull the handle. When it’s pulled, handle is then activated for up and down movement for user to enter passcode and unlock the door. Users with visual impairment can unlock the door without any difficulties as long as their hands are on the handle.