UK’s imageHOLDERS launches gesture-controlled touchless kiosk


Touchless self-service solutions avoid hand to kiosk contact and eliminate any hygiene concerns. According to a survey by UltraLeap, 80 per cent of consumers think public touchscreens are unhygienic amidst the pandemic crisis. Eventually, many companies now turning to no-touch tech and contactless devices.

In this situation, UK-based imageHOLDERS is on a mission to be at the forefront of self-service kiosk technology, innovating digital kiosks based on what’s most important for customers and end-users. Being a leader in self-service kiosk B2B IOT innovations, the company has now unveiled its first gesture-controlled touchless kiosk in response to the global pandemic.

Touchless self-service kiosk

The imageHOLDERS innovation is crucial in restoring public confidence as we learn to live with Covid-19. The touchless self-service kiosk is powered by UltraLeap’s hand tracking camera. Users can type, select, scroll and navigate a kiosk display using mid-air gestures without having to touch the screen.

This non-touch approach reduces the risk of spreading germs and bacteria build up at a self-service kiosk, something customers and end users have become increasingly aware of since the outbreak of Covid-19. imageHOLDERS’ gesture control technology uses an optical hand tracking module that captures the movement of hands and fingers so they can interact naturally with the on-screen content.

The controller is capable of tracking hands within a 3D interactive zone that extends up to 60cm or more. The UltraLeap software can discern 27 distinct hand elements, including bones and joints, and track them even when they are obscured by other parts of the hands.

The imageHOLDERS touchless kiosk is both intuitive and easy to use for businesses. A selection of optional devices can be added, including printers, scanners, and payment devices – to ensure each kiosk is tailored to individual business needs.

CEO Adrian Thompson said, “We are extremely proud with our latest innovation. Our mission for this touchless kiosk was to instill confidence in the general publication and in turn galvanise multiple industries to be able to get back to full strength in a post-Covid world. imageHOLDERS interactive kiosk solutions are both intuitive and easy to use. Plus, our digital kiosks are tailorable to every business for each required user journey. Developing this touchless technology was a gratifying challenge and I am very excited to see how it helps people navigate their busy lives in real world applications”.

Wide range of use

imageHOLDERS was founded in 2003 to support companies with design integration and product development of digital technologies. At the time, it was involved primarily in kiosks, plasma screens and digital print. In 2021, imageHOLDERS won the prestigious Queen’s Award for Enterprise.

Over the past seven years, imageHOLDERS has evolved a modular system spanning from phone enclosures to 70-inch touch screen kiosks and digital signage hardware. The team tailors each order to the customers’ exact requirements ensuring that they get a fit-for-purpose solution that adds value to their business. imageHOLDERS can tailor each kiosk dependent on the industry and finds use in the following applications such as public kiosks, entertainment complexes, healthcare, office and workplaces, education and more.