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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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High-Tech Hands-Free Harnesses
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
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
play_circle_filled Internet-Savvy Eyewear (UPDATE)
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
play_circle_filled Motion-Activated Phones
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
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
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
play_circle_filled Motion-Activated Fittings
Motion-Activated Fittings
Swivel by FaceCake Uses Microsoft Kinect to Let You Try on Clothes
Virtual dressing rooms are becoming a big part of online retail, but now another innovative technology concept may change the game in the near future. Swivel by FaceCake is an interactive, motion-activated… MORE
play_circle_filled Hands-Free Shopping Carts
Hands-Free Shopping Carts
The Kinect-Powered Whole Foods Cart is High-Tech
Retailers are consistently trying to make shopping more convenient and fun for shoppers, and now, the Kinect-powered Whole Foods cart is making a giant step in this direction. The cart uses Microsoft… MORE
Touch-Free Laptops
Touch-Free Laptops
The Sony Vaio E Series 14P Makes Viewing Content a Virtual Experience
The Sony VAIO E Series 14P is the newest model in the E series collection, and allows users to control various content viewing features and surf the web without laying a finger on the computer. By... MORE

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