I recently had a bit of fun trying out the new machine and I have to say that using an intelligent touch panel from which to select my drink was a different experience! It actually directed me toward a can of Red Bull! Go figure.
Designed by Japanese ID designer, Fumie Shibata from Design SS Studio, the “Acure Digital Vending Machine” features a 47-inch touchscreen display with a camera mounted at the top. Combined with an intelligent internal processor that calculates data on the sex and estimated age of the person buying the drink, means you never have to think about a drink for yourself again!
At this rate, vending machines are going to rule the world!
This crazy contraption, which utilizes both conventional real world cash related transactions along with digital solutions including an e-wallet on your cell phone or a Suica card that hold virtual cash, makes use of its ‘intelligent marketing’ system so even when its not being used, it displays advertising imagery appropriate to the time of day, temperature, and season.
Genius and oh so JDM. We love it!
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Words – Adam Zillin
Source – Design SS
Images – Nacasa&Partners