UST Integrates Ultraleap Tech To Power Faster Checkout Experiences
Posted; March 24, 2022
UST’s frictionless solution is a self-checkout POS that uses computer vision to identify SKUs. UST has integrated Ultraleap’s hand tracking hardware and award-winning TouchFree application into this solution. Users can purchase products using a fully touchless purchase process and voice technology benefits, leading to a 3X faster checkout experience.
Nourish + Bloom Market, the first African-American owned autonomous grocery store in the world, is the first store to feature this product. The unique self-checkout solution utilizes vision, voice, and gesture, as well as the traditional bar code scanning. UST’s solutions will enable Nourish + Bloom Market to deploy more than 500 new stores in the US.
Saurabh Gupta, VP for OOH, said: “Ultraleap is proud to be part of this frictionless retail experience. We’re excited that UST customers like Nourish + Bloom Market will have access to a fully touchless purchase process and will be able to reap the incredible benefits of frictionless retail solutions.”
Subhodip Bandyopadhyay, General Manager-Emerging Technology, UST, commented: “Nourish and Bloom’s vision of their store was centred around having a touchless experience and so Ultraleap’s hand tracking technology was integral to UST’s Vision Checkout product. The result is a frictionless store offering the very best experience for customers.”
Commenting on the launch of the grocery store, Jilea Hemmings, Founder and CEO of Nourish + Bloom Market, said: “The idea of the store occurred to us during the pandemic. We wanted to provide a solution for customers where they wouldn’t have to wait in line or touch anything while checking out. With UST’s help, we have successfully created a hybrid autonomous technology to offer that solution. We are confident that this technology will change how customers shop in the next three to five years.”
Ultraleap is already working with UST on their next generation of UST Vision Checkout, which will feature Ultraleap’s 3Di camera and the latest hand tracking software – Gemini. This new camera module has been made specifically for retail and OOH settings and, when combined with Gemini, will provide the very best touchless experience.
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Ultraleap’s world-leading hand tracking and unrivalled mid-air haptic technologies allow you to engage with the digital world naturally - without touching surfaces. No touchscreens. No controllers. No keypads. From enhancing 2D screens to developing fully immersive 3D experiences, Ultraleap powers natural, safe and effortless digital interaction in the increasingly connected world.
Ultraleap employs more than 150 people across Europe, North America and Asia. It has become the first to offer the full vertical stack of software and hardware to enable spatial computing for the automotive, out of home, industrial, XR, entertainment and medical sectors.
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About Nourish + Bloom Market
Nourish + Bloom Market is the first autonomous grocery store with robotic delivery in the United States and the first African American owned autonomous grocery store in the world. Nourish + Bloom Market is on a mission to make eating healthy and convenient. We believe that everyone deserves to eat healthy.
Nourish + Bloom Market offers locally sourced craft items, such as produce, meats, baked goods, dairy and prepared meals, alongside everyday convenience items with no checkout. The benefit of autonomous shopping, vending, and robotic delivery means you have 24/7/365 access to real food and environmentally friendly products anytime. All products provided at Nourish and Bloom Markets are made with the highest quality ingredients that are minimally processed. www.nourishandbloommarket.com/