Japanese toilets get ‘holographic’ buttons

Japanese toilets get ‘holographic’ buttons
Japanese mirror manufacturer Murakami has developed a contactless interface, incorporating ‘floating pictogram technology’ (FPT) to create a FPT system used in Japanese toilets.

Murakami, a company which develops and manufactures rear-view mirrors for cars, worked with Parity Innovations by using an optical mirror, the Parity Mirror, providing contactless operation for toilets as well as healthcare applications.

The technology works by using infared sensors to detect finger movement, estimating where the user is pressing and activating the specified feature.  

Murakami is currently deploying its FPT system for evaluation by mancufacturers and hospitals, with mass production set to begin in 2022.

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