Mad Systems Demos New Touchless Technology Solutions

Mad Systems Inc. Demos New Touchless Technology Solutions

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Mad Systems Inc. has developed contactless solutions for touchscreen-type applications in museums, theme parks, and visitor centers. In a recent Mad Systems webinar entitled "Touchless Technology," four contact-less options with touchscreen-type applications were revealed, of which were designed to allow clients to include safe interactive exhibits after the COVID-19 peak.

“Ultimately, we have at least four solutions to deal with touchscreen exhibits, “ says Brandy Alvarado, Business Development Manager for Mad Systems. “For some people, touching is still acceptable. So for those visitors we can use touchscreens as they stand. In cases where IR bezels are used, we can move those further away from the screen, and existing touchscreens can be upgraded for non-touch use by adding an IR bezel. That touch overlay is moved away from the monitor or monitors, for a touchless option. Interactive content designers would need to account for an adjusted parallax and make sure any ‘buttons’ are big enough to accommodate this change to the monitor. 

Mad System's Facial Tracking system built into their QuickSilver™ touchless interactive media servers presents another contactless option. Visitors stand in front of the touch screen and their facial movement is used to guide the cursor. To click on a button, the user looks at it for a second or so and the selection will be made.

Another contactless option is the employment of sensors for user controlled interactions. Graphics could be included on or off-screen to indicate possible selections for users to activate content. All users would need to do is break the plane of the sensor, and the selection is made.

Lastly, with the help of QR codes, Mad’s flexible QuickSilver™ system can allow for BYOD (Bring-Your-Own-Device) capabilities. Alvarado explains that, “QuickSilver™ is designed with all kinds of user interfaces; it was easy for us to add a BYOD type of interface."

Mad Systems hopes these solutions will provide "a healthier and more sanitary experience for patrons,” says Maris Ensing, Founder and Engineer. "We want people to go back to a life that is closer to ’normal’, and that means that we have to make some changes."

For more information about Mad’s Touchless Technology go to www.madsystems.com.

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