CONTACTLESS: Shoppers scan items and confirm the transaction on a ‘floating’ holographic screen
Customers at six 7-Eleven convenience stores in Tokyo, Japan, can now make cashless payments for their purchases by interacting with a holographic screen projected from a contactless self-checkout kiosk.
The retail giant is piloting a system that enables customers to scan the products they wish to buy and then select their preferred payment method and confirm the transaction on a ‘floating’ screen without needing to touch the self-checkout kiosk directly.
“The holographic displays are equipped with Neonode’s Touch Sensor Modules that make it possible to interact with the images projected by the holographic displays mid-air, in a similar way as you would do with a normal touch display,” Swedish technology provider Neonode says.
“The holographic self-checkout kiosks will accept only cashless payment methods, including credit cards, e-money cards and QR codes.”
A short video shows how the technology works.
7-Eleven Japan trials holographic contactless self-checkout was written by Tom Phillips and published by NFCW.