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7-Eleven stores in Japan trial holographic payment terminal

7-Eleven stores in Japan trial holographic payment terminal

Customers at six 7-Eleven stores in Japan can now make contactless payments using a holographic screen projected from the self-checkout terminal.

Developed by Toshiba, the Digi POS system creates the illusion of a touchscreen interface hanging in the air in front of a shopper.

The holographic displays are equipped with Neonode’s Touch Sensor Modules that make it possible to interact with the images projected by the vitrual touchscreens mid-air.

Customers scan the products in their cart and then select their preferred payment method and confirm the transaction on the floating screen without needing to touch the self-checkout kiosk directly.

Urban Forssell, CEO of Neonod, says: "Our technology is simplifying and enhancing the customer experience and making the interaction with the underlying device or system safer, more hygienic, and more convenient to use."

The holographic self-checkout kiosks will accept only cashless payment methods, including credit cards, e-money cards and QR codes.

Comments: (1)

Ketharaman Swaminathan
Ketharaman Swaminathan - GTM360 Marketing Solutions - Pune 17 March, 2022, 13:46Be the first to give this comment the thumbs up 0 likes

YaaY. Kudos to 7-Eleven and Toshiba. Hope the trial is successful. This brings me one step closer to my dream product, which is a generic keyboard hologram that I can use from anywhere when I'm away from my computer.

Maybe it's only me but I just can't get used to the virtual keyboard on a smartphone for notes taking and other heavy duty typing workloads.