Touchless sensor technology takes off in Japan

Touchless technology is taking off in Japan. Its sensor industry had already benefitted not just from the boom in smartphone technology but also from the developments in IoT.

Late last month a “Masks OK” sign appeared at the underground entrance to NEC’s headquarters in Japan, to indicate that facial recognition could now cope with staff members wearing masks and sunglasses, with no need to tap an employee ID card. NEC has reported an increasing number of discussions with other companies who are seeking entry and exit facial recognition systems.