The Future of Touchless HMIs and GUI Applications in a post-COVID-19 World

Interactive and digital touchscreens are everywhere, from ATMs, supermarkets to hospitals. However, as we manage and adapt to COVID-19, attitudes to touchscreens and touchless technology have changed.


According to recent research published by hand tracking and mid-air haptics company Ultraleap, there are now widespread concerns among consumers about the health risks of public touchscreens. With this in mind, what does the future of touchscreens look like for product manufacturers?

During this webinar embedded silicon and IoT vendor NXP and hand tracking and haptics experts Ultraleap, joined forces with Crank Software, embedded GUI experts, to talk about hardware and software capabilities on the horizon designed to help create natural interactions while ensuring the experience is as hygienic and performant as possible. During it, we discussed the market trend demanding low power but increased performance, connectivity and sensor fusion, and how that looks for touchless HMIs development to meet consumer demands.

In this webinar, you will learn:

  • How consumer’s attitudes around hygiene in public touchscreens and towards public interfaces have significantly changed since COVID-19 hit
  • The alternatives to touchscreen technology and their drawbacks including gesture control and mid-air haptics
  • Hardware roadmap for the IoT devices and touchless technologies of tomorrow
  • How to leverage high performance and low power with your processor choice
  • How to integrate 3rd party technologies into your GUI tech stack while maximizing resources found within the selected processor

Your panel of experts

Charlie Alexander  - Director Product Management, Ultraleap

Alex Dopplinger - Director Product Marketing - Building & Energy, NXP Semiconductors

Jason Clarke - (Co-founder) VP of Marketing/Sales, Crank Software


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