Time to shift towards hygiene friendly technologies

The current pandemic caused by the SARS-CoV-2 virus is forcing us to rethink how we should be interacting with devices that we regularly use in public spaces. Multiple studies demonstrate that the virus can remain active on hard surfaces for many hours. The longevity of this virus is such that it makes us question the risks of using touchscreen technology in public spaces.

Public touchscreens are found nearly everywhere, they’re used in information kiosks, grocery self-checkout stands, airline counter check-ins, train & subway ticketing machines, bank ATMs, vending machines and many more. …

Germán León

I am the CXO and founder of GESTOOS, a startup that focuses on computer vision and human-technology interaction.

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