Touchless Design – Prototype Zero-Touch System

Introducing an integrated touchless interaction system that allows visitors to safely interact. https://touchless.design Zero-touch technology will allow visitors to safely interact without touching the screen or any physical interface elements. The video explains the design approach. This work is part…

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Introducing an integrated touchless interaction system that allows visitors to safely interact. https://touchless.design

Zero-touch technology will allow visitors to safely interact without touching the screen or any physical interface elements. The video explains the design approach. This work is part of an open-source initiative, touchless.design which was created to help benefit the museum field during the coronavirus pandemic. The prototypes are shown here interactive exhibits that Ideum has developed with the National World War II Museum and the Smithsonian Air and Space Museum.

The hardware system will include a depth-sensing device, and an additional small display and LEDs will provide real-time feedback to visitors as they interact with the kiosk. In designing and developing this custom hardware and software system, Ideum is using the Leap Motion controller for touchless gesture recognition. The software for the system is being developed with the Unity3D authoring platform.

The open-source project received funding in part from Intel as part of their Pandemic Response Technology Initiative. The software, the case study, and other materials from this project will also be available on the Touchless.Design website. Ideum hopes to announce additional proof-of-concept projects for the initiative later this summer.

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