|GSR Technology Europe Ltd introduces its new highly reliable TOUCHLESS User Interface. This can be achieved on a standard GSR Touchscreen, Monitor or Panel PC with NO external electrodes needed. By hovering their finger 5-6cm above the surface the user can interact using ‘airTouch’ and ‘airTap’ with the touchscreen in a hygienic way while seamlessly retaining the option to touch the surface if needed.
TOUCHLESS user interfaces have long been known about but the global COVID-19 pandemic has emphasised the importance of a TOUCHLESS UI. Typical areas where users are able to interact with a display without actually touching it are those where contamination should be be avoided and include:
- A hospital operating theatre, patient monitoring equipment or patient registration terminals.
- Touchscreen ordering in fast food outlets
- Kiosks for purchasing rail tickets or checking in at airports
- A meat processing factory or any food preparation facility
Most TOUCHLESS UIs rely on the use of a computer vision or IR “projector based” system combined with AI to determine the user’s intent in the Far-Field – these work well in situations where the user stands a short distance away from the system and uses simple gestures to interact.