Automatic facial recognition for vending machines

In his regular column for the Vending Management magazine Christoph Budelmann writes about technical novelties for vending machines. In the current issue he talks about embedded modules for automatic facial recognition. It sounds like science fiction: Vending machines that are able to recognize faces and gestures and personal features like age, gender and mood. New embedded modules process facial expression, direction of sight and blink rate. This feature allows a better human-machine-interaction and also helps analyzing customer flows which can be supportive in increasing sales. Furthermore, the products offered can be adapted to the biggest customer group frequenting the vending machine.

Published in Vending Management 02/2015