Ottawa inventor sees rising interest in hands-free elevator-hailing app

by David Sali

Before the pandemic struck, Ke Wang had devoted the better part of the last two years to developing a smartphone app that would allow people with disabilities like himself to open doors and call elevators without touching any handles or buttons.

Little did he know his invention targeted at a niche market would capture the attention of Canada’s largest airport and a global hotel chain before 2020 was out.

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