UST Integrates Ultraleap Tech To Power Faster Checkout Experiences
24 March 2022 - UST, a leading digital transformation solutions company specialising in retail, has integrated Ultraleap hand tracking to provide touchless interaction for their end-to-end retail solution – UST Vision Checkout.
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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