Neonode’s Holographic Contactless Touch for Elevators
Due to the coronavirus epidemic, the Chinese have come up with many ways to avoid touching buttons on elevator panels and terminals in public places, but the most innovative solution to date. is the use of holographic technologies.
Anxious citizens used lighters, toothpicks and other objects to select the desired floor without physical contact with a potentially dirty surface, and even implemented voice control systems in some buildings..
However, the residents of Hefei City decided to go even further and began installing control panels with holographic images of buttons. While this technology is not new (Google filed a patent 17 years ago), it still hasn’t gained widespread adoption..
Easpeed took advantage of this situation and developed contactless holographic terminals for check-in and payment in hospitals, as well as buttons for elevator panels. The firm has received more than 100 orders for elevator panels, each worth 15,000 yuan, or $ 2,166 at current exchange rates, after several such devices were recently installed, management said..
Despite the low popularity holographic systems, they continue to develop actively. Scientists have recently developed a new 3D imaging technology that can be seen, heard and even felt without a VR or AR headset..
text: Ilya Bauer, photo: Hefei High-Tech Release