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Vending machines will now scan your face – Find out how?

Posted on Thursday, January 19 2012 @ 19:58:08 CET by

Nowadays, when we are trying to get the most out of the devices and machines at our service then why should the vendor machines be lagging behind? In the new year, the vendor machine will do more than you ever expected it to do and more than it could ever do for you. You have something really interesting to do this year. Try out a new dress with matching stylish purse, jewelry, belt and whatever great and unique stuff you can think of, with the help of a Microsoft Kinect camera in less than a few seconds.

With this amazing camera you easily become a paper doll on the television monitor with the exceptional FaceCake Swivel. A virtual dressing room will be easily introduced in some stores in the third quarter of the new year. However, your choices will also be equipped with a home option for programming your personal and favorite wardrobe - which was only a dream until now.

Transparent LCD screens built within drink fridge were also showed off recently at the NRF's 2012 show – turning a monotonous Gatorade cooler into an attractive and eye grabbing animated marketing tool certainly generated the desirable ‘wow factor’. It was Intel that worked closely with Kraft foods in order to produce a vending machine with touch-screen features capable of detecting the age and gender of the user. Currently, it’s being used to promote a new line of Jell-O pudding to adults. Apart from just serving as a typical vending machine it also holds the capability of playing games. When serving as a typical vending machine, it’s also able to display nutritional facts before you finally get down to buying something.

If all this sounds interesting, you will be glad to know that there are more interesting things lined up for you! Technology from Wincor Nixdorf is the next big thing in the pipeline. This 360 degree product scanner does not need a barcode. It’s capable of detecting the product, not dependent on the way it's placed on the conveyor belt. This new and interesting kind of technology is scheduled to hit the supermarkets of the United States in the month of April. For scanning of non-packaged goods such as veggies and the fruits, humans are still required.

Most of the exhibits at NRF’s show revolved around what’s safe and relatively practical. The desire and demand for better software that can track customer data, new mobile commerce solutions, and shiny cash registers! By pushing the limits of what retail in general could do so far, vending machines like these not only gather the big crowds but also enhance typical customer experience that has been flowing into our lives for years.

Vending machines that scan your face will not only set your adrenaline high with soaring excitement till it arrives but they will also change your shopping habits. It’s time to change the way you act and think when you are shopping, and vending machines will contribute to this idea. Plans of today will shape vending machines of tomorrow – gear up!

About the Author: Britney Danila is a Freelance and Staff writer who writes informative & creative articles on Television and Technology for various technology related companies including broadband expert. Her expertise are in writing articles related to internet providers, Satellite TV deals, Satellite Connections, etc.


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