COVID-19 Tech: Touchless Button Press

COVID-19 Tech: Touchless Button Press

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The Covid-19 pandemic has forced all of us to maintain social distancing from each other and refrain from touching surfaces in public spaces. These surfaces include lift buttons, doorbells, cab doors, and more. 

A Singapore-based innovation studio, Stuck Design, has come out with a new ‘touchless’ technology that can solve this problem.

This touchless technology impersonates the pressing of a button without actually pressing it, helping people to minimize physical contact with any kind of surface. With the aid of motion sensors, this technology detects finger movements. No matter what the gesture is, pushing or pulling or sliding, this technology can mimic all in a physical manner. This new interaction for touchless lift buttons mirrors the finger movements to recreate the tactile response of pushing a button, as reported by 

“Most touchless tech tends towards a static sensor with light or buzz to indicate an activated button, greatly diminishing the push-button interaction. By going beyond the expected feedback of light and sound, Kinetic Touchless provides a surprisingly delightful and yet newly familiar way to interact with contactless technology,” the company said. A prototype has been developed, as shown in the video: