Story By: Lisa-Maria Goertz, Sub-Editor: Joana Mihajlovska, Agency: Newsflash
Japanese scientists have designed a touchscreen system that allows users to press hologram buttons so as not to spread germs.
The new technology was reportedly made with Japanese toilets in mind, which often have a touch-screen panel next to them.
According to the newspaper Sora News 24, the COVID-19 pandemic highlighted that screens are constantly being touched by users and therefore they could spread germs and viruses.
In a recent statement from Murakami Corporation, a major automobile parts manufacturer, they announced that they have “developed a non-contact interface using aerial floating video technology and started providing samples”.
The company, based in Shizuoka in the central Japanese region of Chubu, is collaborating with venture company Parity Innovations to develop the special optical ‘Parity Mirror’ technology for the new touchscreen.
The panel will project a hologram-like image that will register the contact of the user’s finger and carry out its instruction.
The corporation said that the technology can be used in lifts and many other installations and they have already started issuing samples to hospitals and local companies.
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