Stuck Design has conceived a new interaction technology for touchless lift buttons that mirror your finger movements to recreate the tactile response of pushing a button. With contactless interactions on the rise in the face of COVID-19, most touchless tech tends towards a static sensor with a light or buzz to indicate an activated button, greatly diminishing the push-button interaction.
In the case of Kinetic Touchless, the button uses motion as feedback. As the finger moves towards the button to activate it, as one would a traditional lift button, the Kinetic Touchless button responds with the same motion by sinking inwards before pushing back out, directly mimicking the finger motion. This drastically shifts the image of how touchless tech can be—a tactile button that remains safely contactless.
The concept of bringing tactility back to the otherwise non-tactile interaction of contactless tech can also go beyond lift buttons. Kinetic Touchless mimics movement at a distance to provide tactile feedback that mirrors the input motion, even when no direct contact is involved. In doing so, Kinetic Touchless capitalizes on the flexibility of contactless interactions while maintaining the tactility of contact interactions. This type of touchless interaction can be applied to various gestures, such as pushing, pulling, and sliding.
By going beyond the expected feedback of light and sound, Kinetic Touchless provides a surprisingly delightful and yet newly familiar way to interact with contactless technology.