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Vending Machine Gets See-Through Touchscreen, Facial Recognition Tech

by Paul Strauss

If recent developments are any indication, I think we’re on the precipice of a whole new era in vending machines. Thanks to modern technology, these mechanical devices are about to get an upgrade. Here’s one new concept design which adds a large touchscreen to the front of the machine to help you with your transactions.

see_through_vending_machine

Developed by Sanden, in cooperation with Okaya Electronics and Intel, this concept vending machine has a 65-inch full HD vertical display on front. The transparent touchscreen display can not only show animated graphics, but provides product information and merchandising, and even acts as a clock while waiting for its next customer.

The prototype machine even offers facial recognition technology so it could display customized menus based on the individual user as they walk by.¬† And if it doesn’t know you, it can display products based on what demographic it THINKS you fit into based on your age or gender. How Minority Report of them.

[via DigInfo.TV]





Comments (1):

  1. Bobby Roscomere says:

    This reminds me of some of the vending machines being rolled out by Coca-Cola & Marsys Digital. http://www.marsysdigital.com

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