7-Eleven pilots holographic self-checkout kiosks in Tokyo

7-Eleven Japan is running at six of its stores in Tokyo a pilot trial of contactless self-checkout kiosks with holographic displays, which are equipped with Neonode’s Touch Sensor Modules.

The sensors make it possible to interact with the images projected by the holographic displays mid-air, in a similar way as one would do with a normal touch display. The Touch Sensor Modules are provided via NEXTY Electronics and Kanda Kogyo.

Demand for contactless shopping has surged during the coronavirus pandemic and taking up 30% less space than existing cash registers, the terminals also give stores room for more products. 

The holographic self-checkout kiosks will accept only cashless payment methods, including credit cards, e-money cards and QR codes.

Urban Forssell, CEO of Neonode, said their technology is simplifying and enhancing the customer experience and making the interaction with the underlying device or system safer, more hygienic, and more convenient to use.

This “further emphasises the importance of Neonode’s contactless touch technology in the retail segment,” said Forssell.

“Thanks to a well-functioning partnership with our distributor NEXTY Electronics and Kanda Kogyo we have paved the way for a successful deployment,” he added.