For those, who are unable to reach the buttons in the elevator, the Chinese designer Yefeng has fashioned a control panel capable of vertical movement, which can be set at the desired height. This panel was primarily designed for children and individuals with limited motor skills.
While the elevator is without doubt a useful invention, it can pose difficulties for those who aren t average height, for instance children, or people in a wheelchair. The higher up the buttons, the more of a challenge they present, not to mention reaching the call button.
In the panel, the user can call the dispatch, which utilizes a method similar to a phone landline. The panel itself is affixed to a rail, which allows it to change height. Now a child doesn t need to ask strangers to press the button for him, or compromise his safety in other ways. Such a device also makes life easier for people with disabilities.
The children now become the main concern, as they are likely to overindulge in their newfound power over the control of the cabin. A great countermeasure for this would be a cabin that wouldn t be as exciting to ride, for example a considerably slower pneumatic elevator.