Touchless Living

The move from contact-based to contact-free innovation
Implications - The last few years have seen an incredible rise in touch-based technology, with a large number of consumers embracing touch-activated devices and innovations for their convenience and aesthetic appeal. The next direction in tech design, however, eliminates the need for contact completely. These devices, which typically operate via motion, can offer a fun way to engage the body -- something that is proven by the growing popularity of motion-activated games like Microsoft's Kinect -- as well as provide users with even more convenience since their hands are free for other activities.
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Mild Top 6 Examples: 27,896 Total Clicks Jun 11 - Apr 12
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High-Tech Hands-Free Harnesses - The Sonic Walk Igniter is a Water-Resistant Music Player
SCORE: 5.8
Hot 10,322 Clicks Pub: Apr 11, 12
High-Tech Hands-Free Harnesses
The Sonic Walk Igniter is a Water-Resistant Music Player
The Sonic Walk Igniter makes listening to music and carrying a few key items on a walk or jog a little less cumbersome. Outfitted with water-resistant speakers and a promised ten hours of battery... [More]
Contact-Free Crossing Buttons - This Pedestrian Traffic Switch is Motion-Sensored
SCORE: 5.3
Warm 6,535 Clicks Pub: Jul 5, 11
Contact-Free Crossing Buttons
This Pedestrian Traffic Switch is Motion-Sensored
Although I understand the principle behind prompting intersection lights to change as needed, the cuing controls must be terribly unsanitary surfaces. The Pedestrian Traffic Switch has been developed in… [More]
Internet-Savvy Eyewear (UPDATE) - Project Glass is Googles' Recent Release
SCORE: 4.7
Mild 1,508 Clicks Pub: Apr 9, 12
Internet-Savvy Eyewear (UPDATE)
Project Glass is Googles' Recent Release
Google has finally emerged from their sinister technology cave headquarters with news of their heads-up display Androids glasses, now known as Project Glass. Though there is no word yet on when the... [More]
Motion-Activated Phones - No Need for Touch with Pantech's Sky Vega LTE Smartphone
SCORE: 4.7
Mild 1,482 Clicks Pub: Nov 10, 11
Motion-Activated Phones
No Need for Touch with Pantech's Sky Vega LTE Smartphone
Although touchscreen technology only recently became a necessary part of our day-to-day gadgets, it may be already on its way out, thanks to the swipe technology introduced by Korean-based Pantech's new… [More]
Hands-Free Tech Holders - The Adjustable Tablet Stand Lets One Be a True Couch Potato
SCORE: 2.6
Untested 2,038 Clicks Pub: Apr 11, 12
Hands-Free Tech Holders
The Adjustable Tablet Stand Lets One Be a True Couch Potato
The Adjustable Tablet Stand from The Sharper Image allows users to play around on their tablet hands-free. The stand has six possible positions so that tablet-lovers can lie and sit in a variety of... [More]
Hi-Tech Towel Racks - The Clea Hands Disinfection Device is a Contact-Free Cleanser
SCORE: 2.3
Untested 6,011 Clicks Pub: Jun 10, 11
Hi-Tech Towel Racks
The Clea Hands Disinfection Device is a Contact-Free Cleanser
Whether the soap dispenser in a public restroom has been refilled or not, you rarely feel clean when you leave. The wall-mounted Clea Hands Disinfection Device aims to solve unsanitary scenarios by introducing… [More]
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