A building folding design may not look like a new invention, but it is.
A team of engineers from a Canadian startup called FoldFab is building prototypes of folding doors that use sensors and software to allow for a greater range of movement and folding.
FoldFab’s product is a prototype of a foldable door that can be used by people with disabilities.
The door has two sides that can fold flat, and it can fold on its own.
“There are a lot of people who have the mobility issues and are unable to fold a door, but if we could help them with the technology, it would really help,” said Mark DeMotte, CEO of FoldFab.
“It’s a completely different way of building a door.”
FoldFab, which DeMott founded and is a member of the Canadian Robotics Association, hopes to release the prototypes in the next few months.
The company is already working with architects and other building designers to come up with a design that fits the building, he said.
DeMota said he hopes to have his doors in stores in 2020.
The technology behind the doors is also being applied to building doorways.
Foldfab is already offering an in-house folding door for those who want to make the doors more accessible.
The idea is that a person who needs a door will fold it on its side, allowing them to see inside and use it as a window, DeMote said.
He said that people with mobility issues can fold the doors and even use the doors as doors.
“The doors will be so flexible, you can do anything you want to do inside,” DeMotta said.
The team at FoldFab says that it will be using sensors to detect when a person has opened the door, and will also detect if the door has been opened for the first time.
A sensor inside the door will track movement inside the doorway, which will then send the user’s hand signals to the outside of the door to ask them to close the door.
Fold Fab’s product will be ready for consumers to use in the coming months.
De Motte said the company plans to build an entire building out of the technology.
“We’re very excited about this, and we’re really excited to have this opportunity to be able to bring this technology to our customers and our community,” De Mott said.
In fact, De Motta said that he and his team hope to expand to more buildings in the future.
“One of the things we’re hoping to do is to make a new building with this technology and expand to a whole building, so you can have it in the basement of your house, and then you can also have it on your balcony, and have it up at the top of the building,” De Milte said.
Fold Fabric is currently testing the product in a home and in the kitchen, where the doors have a limited amount of movement.
It also hopes to test the product at a local hotel and restaurant.
“If you go to the kitchen and open the door you’ll see the door opens up,” De Marotte said.
“You’ll see your hand come up and you’ll say, ‘Wow, that’s a lot different.'”
FoldFab also hopes that people will use the technology for other purposes.
For example, if a person needs to get out of a meeting and a door opens, the door can be folded.
“Then you can walk out of there and say, I need to leave the door open,” DeMilte said, “so I can just go to my car.”