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7-Eleven Stores in Japan Get Touch-Free Floating Holographic Self-Checkouts


A customer uses the floating holographic display to pay for their purchases without touching a thing.

Credit: Seven and i Holdings

Six 7-Eleven stores in Tokyo, Japan, will soon feature floating holographic displays that will allow customers to pay for their purchases without any physical contact.

These displays are more hygienic than physical touchscreens and are at lesser risk of damage or wear and tear.

The system replaces LCD touchscreens with Toshiba's Digi POS, which creates the illusion of a touchscreen interface floating in the air.

The holographic touchscreen is not visible to anyone other than the shopper, ensuring privacy.

Shoppers still must scan their items individually, and they can pay for their purchases via touchless payment cards or by scanning their mobile device.

From Gizmodo
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