The Simplehuman 'Sensor Can' is a Self-Opening Trash Receptacle

 - Oct 20, 2010
References: simplehuman & gizmodo
The Simplehuman 'Sensor Can' is the sanitary answer to the ideal home disposal system. Throwing out your trash is a dirty enough job whilst it sits in your hand, but to open the bin, you risk contaminating yourself with a lid that's been touched by other soiled scraps and fingers.

The battery-operated Simplehuman 'Sensor Can' opens its lid for you automatically. Using integrated multi-sense technology. It remains open for three seconds, but the ajar "trigger zone" is sensitive to any motion above the garbage bin and will remain open for 30 seconds if it appears to remain in use.