Touchscreens are everywhere at this point (this one from EMI Designs). But the COVID-19 pandemic could be the big break that touchless interface technologies have been waiting for.
By now most of us have used some sort of touchless control. It was most likely voice control whether its Alexa, Siri, Google Assistant. Savvy engineers who use VR/AR in their workflows might even have tried using eye tracking to control virtual interfaces and environments. Yet all we have to do is look in our pockets to realize that touch is still the king of interfaces.
But several months living in a world where touch can be hazardous to your health might change that. For many people COVID-19 pandemic has transformed ATMs, self-checkouts, payment terminals, fast food kiosks, and other shared, touch-based interfaces from a wonderful convenience into a reason to have an anxiety attack. full article here . . .