From the main entrance, to the ER and operating room. A hospital is the kind of location where people are out of their comfort zone, on edge, and don’t take errors -such as doors not opening in a timely manner- well. A quick and safe passage therefore is a requirement in hospitals. Especially in a potential life threatening event when a patient has to be rushed the ER, you don’t want to be held up by doors opening too slow or not opening at all.

Opposed to high speed needs in the hospital, is life in an elderly home a lot quieter and is the emphasis not so much put on how fast a door opens, but rather on how long the door must remain opened. Elderly tend to move around a lot slower and to stand still or wander inside the door area, which puts them at risk of being hit by the door when the door opens/closes.