Intelligent Hand Dryers - Do they exist?
The hand dryer market has come a long way in the last ten years with the input of more advance electrical technology and integrated software that allows them to perform in ways that would have been inconceivable in the past.
Can a hand dryer actually be intelligent? Well, in some ways yes as they now have the ability to react and adapt to the environment around them. Once example of this is heat sensors that detect the ambient air temperature and then adjusts the heating element accordingly, saving the user unnecessary expenditure on electricity when the weather is hot.
Other examples of hand dryers reacting to their conditions, are sensors that detect when they are being overused or perhaps misused, which shuts them down temporarily preventing them from overheating and/or becoming damaged. The most advance hand dryers now have built in odour eradicating modules to remove all the smells in a washroom, which may not be a sign of intelligence, but it certainly is a very intelligent hand dryer!