Touchless Systems

Touchless interaction has been widely studied over the last decade, and it turns out to be a very promising solution for human-machine interaction. It can be used in a very large number of application fields, as a unique interaction paradigm, or even in addition to others (multimodal interaction).

The touchless interaction makes access to information more effective than the touch-based one, and in some cases, it enables the deployment of solutions otherwise impossible. It is also very useful for augmented accessibility to disabled people, allowing for at-a-distance interaction.

Our specialists are part of the research community who deals with the most common issues, thus being able to design solutions suitably tailored to be effectively deployed in every environment or context.

Touchless vs. Touch


  • 'Artificial' naturalness, mainly due to previous experiences
    • Long learning curve
  • Need for SW/HW handles at the users' side (physical devices or app)
  • Physical limitations
    • Functionalities
    • Usability
    • Safety (of users) and security (of systems)
  • Hygiene
    • There's always something to touch!


  • 'Real' naturalness, as it “replays” the inter-human interaction
    • Fast learning, easy to guess
  • No specific SW/HW needed (users’ side)
  • No physical limits
    • Fewer usability constraints
    • Fewer deployment constraints
    • Improved safety
    • More opportunities
  • No hygiene problems
    • Sterile and pandemic-friendly

Touchless Systems

  • Based on touchless interactions
  • Deployment in crowded environments:
    • Multi-user support
  • Improved security
    • Theft, vandalism, etc...
  • Improved safety
    • Hygiene guaranteed
  • Quick and easy access to information
    • No specific devices required
    • Easy learning, intuitiveness

The main benefits of touchless systems

  • Engagement
  • More application fields
  • Larger number of potential users
  • Simplified maintenance
  • Increased accessibility
  • Better cost/benefit ratio

Touchless systems: solutions and applications

Information provision in large indoor and outdoor public spaces

  • Stations
  • Airports
  • Universities
  • Hospitals
  • Offices
  • Museums and cultural sites
  • Public squares
  • Trade fairs

Gaming & Entertainment

  • Interactive games
  • Multiuser cooperation
  • Deployment in private and/or public spaces
  • Remote control
  • Accessibility

Engineering & Design

  • Co-design
  • Use of large displays
  • Remote assistance and training
  • Integration with virtual and augmented reality systems

Sport & Fitness

  • Training monitoring
  • Posture control and analysis
  • Movement control and analysis
  • Data logging
  • Process automation
  • Artificial intelligence


  • Postural monitoring
  • Automatic detection of dangerous situations
  • Assessment of therapeutic effectiveness
  • Assistance to operators
  • Remote actions sharing
  • Telemedicine
  • Deployment in sterile environments (e.g. operating rooms)
  • Remote team surgery