On its COVID-19 information page, both the CDC and the WHO warn people not to touch their faces with unwashed hands, as the virus can survive on surfaces. As a result, there has been an increase in the use of touchless technologies and the Singapore study, Stuck Design, predicts a world in which passengers will not even have to press the elevator buttons with their fingers. to get to where they need to go. The studio’s Kinetic Touchless technology can mimic finger movement and recreate the tactile response of the push of a button.
It works using movement as an input method, so it does not need direct contact and can mimic movement at a distance. The study says the kind of tactless interaction its technology offers can also be applied to various gestures. This means that the buttons that use the technology can sink inward or move outward if the user makes a push or pull movement. A row of buttons can also follow the user’s finger if they make a sliding motion.