GLAMOS brings touchless screens to life

One of the most brilliant little devices to invade my inbox today, GLAMOS brings touchless displays an in-air interface and is on track to be sold to consumers sometime in August.

It does not, however, promise cake. There might be cake however.

I honestly, truly didn't think you'd fall for that trap. In fact, I designed a much more elaborate trap further ahead for when you got through with this easy one. If I'd known you'd let yourself get captured this easily, I'd have dangled a turkey leg on a rope from the ceiling.

During the time of Coronavirus, do you really want to touch a screen or any surface in public? Probably not. This little LiDAR device lets you wave your hands around as a controller and select without ever having to think about what level of fecal bacteria or viral load might be on that touch screen.

I don’t particularly see a use case for this for most home consumers, but man, I’m not going to touch a mix-it-yourself Coke machine without wondering where the hand sanitizer is before sitting down for at least a few years.

Contactless payment is cool and all, but I have to press that display to choose after Sneezy McGillicutty just went through? This thing could be a germaphobe’s dream. You ever look at a McDonald’s self-serve kiosk?

Well done. Here come the test results: "You are a horrible person." That's what it says. We weren't even testing for that.
Create the thrill of your own enrichment center wherever you have a lightly colored wall, and a projector.
“Unbelievable! You, [Subject Name Here] must be the pride of [Subject Hometown Here]!”

LiDAR is pretty much like RADAR however it uses light detection, and ranging. GLAMOS uses a spinning mirror and LiDAR to figure out where you’re “pressing” in the air to equate to an on-screen touch.

Spinny thing goes in, spinny light comes out.
GLAMOS will have you looking at physical touchscreens in public all like “That thing is probably some kind of raw sewerage container, go ahead and rub your face all over it.”

You can back the project on IndieGoGo. When shipping these will be about $150 a pop which puts them not really in consumer gadget heaven, but pretty good for an applied use case.

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Paul E King

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