Benefits of Adopting HoloTouch® Technology
HoloTouch® human-machine interface (“HMI”) technology is unique and widely patented.
We help companies missing out on competitive opportunities or losing ground against competitors because their products aren’t sufficiently different from others in the marketplace. When existing R&D is too slow to develop products that will give companies a leg up over their competitors or companies have reduced internal R&D commitments, HoloTouch technology is easily available to make the difference in the bottom line.
Touchless controls using HoloTouch technology vastly exceed capabilities of conventional human-machine interfaces and outperform them. HoloTouch technology customized to your products sets them apart from those of your competitors by solving the following problems:
- boring and colorless electronic and equipment controls that are not fun to use
- doctors sick and tired of losing personal control of electronics in healthcare settings because touch screens, keyboards and keypads can never be effectively sterilized and delay and communication risks that go with asking others to do it for them in noisy environments where fewer and fewer people speak the same language
- down-time and expense of replacing industrial and military controls abused or degraded by shock, dirt, moisture, hard use and other hazards of operators and workplaces
- rampant contamination and disease transfer dangers inseparable from tactile HMIs in food production facilities, healthcare settings, public buildings and workplaces
- “clean and green” disadvantages of short life cycles of touch screens, keyboards and keypads in busy locations that add to land-fills
- consumer electronics, kiosk and trade show human-machine interfaces that don’t draw people in with their colorful, 3D, sizzling images and hold their attention
- touchless HMIs that don’t show you what to do, require special gestures or using cumbersome voice recognition procedures – ours are intuitive
- dirty buttons or touch screens in ATMs, elevators, kiosks, security systems and public facilities
- controls that require actually touching something to achieve the desired result
- awkward, uncomfortable and unreliable controls where conventional keys and buttons have shrunk below normal finger sizes and hands and wrists tire from pounding keys or buttons
- design of conventional controls that isn’t appealing or flexible
- tactile HMIs that don’t enhance competitive positions by underlining commitment to newest and best technology
- technology that is difficult and expensive to adapt to existing and new control equipment products
There are no practical barriers to using HoloTouch technology to improve and enhance many types of electronic equipment, such as automotive, banking, factory-floor, gaming, kiosk, leisure, medical, military, personal and home electronics and toy products, just to mention a few sectors.
Our research and development has shown how easily HoloTouch technology can be customized to your particular application or device – intuitive, touchless controls with no moving parts. We can work with you to design actuation and control devices and technology products involving the actuation and control of equipment utilizing interaction with a holographic image.
John D. Fisher, MD, FACC, FESC, Director, Arrhythmia Services, Professor of Medicine, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, on the advantages of using HoloTouch® in the medical workplace:
The limitations of present technology are very apparent in operating rooms and cardiac catheterization and electro-physiology laboratories. These are the places in hospitals where angioplasties, pacemaker implantations, and procedures for abnormal heart rhythms are performed. The advantages HoloTouch® technology offers the medical profession are immediately apparent. For example, the physician completing an angiogram and/or conducting angioplasty must be able to quickly see the visual record of the patient’s condition at various times since the beginning of the procedure. The physician must speak into a microphone in the operating room (or lab) to communicate with a technician outside the sterile/radiation area in order to view images of previous steps in the procedure on a monitor poised on a shelf or gantry over the operating table. This separates the physician and other healthcare workers in the operating room from direct control of this vital equipment and information because a computer keyboard cannot be effectively sterilized. Under the existing system, the physician does not have the direct control of the equipment needed for most effective management. Instructions are also subject to delay and possible misinterpretation by the outside technician. HoloTouch® technology would allow healthcare workers to directly control essential electronic or mechanical equipment in our healthcare facilities because interacting with its holographic images of control surfaces floating in the air at a convenient location requires touching nothing, and neatly solves both control and hygiene problems.
Dr. Fisher’s views are his own and do not represent the official views of either Montefiore Medical Center or the Albert Einstein College of Medicine.
Here’s what others have to say about HoloTouch and its founder:
“McPheters is venturing boldly where no man has gone before (kioskmarketplace.com)”
“most innovative human-machine interface featured (in our magazine) during the past year (Control Engineering Magazine)”
“the true bleeding edge of display technology (Electronic Design Magazine)”
“firm turns science fiction into reality (Fairfield County Business Journal)“