Mar 5 - Sick Vending Machine from Tokyo

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 7 years ago '06        #1
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Mar 5 - Sick Vending Machine from Tokyo
 

 

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as installation of the high-tech 'acure' vending machines continues throughout tokyo, designboom follows up on the devices, designed by japanese industrial designer fumie shibata for japanese beverage company JR east water business.

the digital vending machine features a 47-inch touchscreen display with a camera mounted at its top. sensory data is interpreted by an internal processor to recognize the s3x and estimate the age of an individual who approaches the device, displaying recommendations based on this data. selecting a product brings up additional information about it prior to purchase, and after the sale, the screen displays a 'thank you' message.

innovative for its use of targeted marketing through the visual analysis, 'acure' makes use of its 'intelligent marketing' system even when not in use by a customer, to display advertising imagery appropriate to the time of day, temperature, and season. for example, the product showcased shown on a cold morning might be a hot coffee, while on a sunny summer day, a glass of ice water or a soda with lime.

now about six months into the projected installation plan, the company has calculated
that their machines double the number of sales of other vending machines.


a range of demographic data reveals surprising purchasing trends, such as the fact that the most frequent users of the devices are men in their 30s, and that a disproportionately large number of juices were sold to men at night, as compared to other drinks throughout the day. based on their findings, JR east water has already made changes in the stock of the machines.

one of the great advantages to a digital machine is that it is updatable in realtime. replacing stock is a precise process, as the machine relays its needs to its central server, which dispatches deliveries once a day, and any sold out products are not included in the display in the meantime. because multiple 'acure' machines can be centrally controlled, they can be used in emergency situations to provide free beverages. 'acure' is also suica-compatible, referring to the ability of metro system riders to use their transit system passes as debit cards.

the first machine was installed in shinagawa station last august, and the company's plans to install approximately 500 machines by march 2012 are already underway throughout tokyo.


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 acure digital vending machine

their punctuation was like that already and I just copy and pasted...

crazy though...wonder if it will come to the states...granted nobody uses vending machines over here like they do over there....


Last edited by made in the bay; 03-05-2011 at 10:55 PM..

70 comments for "Mar 5 - Sick Vending Machine from Tokyo"

 03-05-2011, 05:00 PM         #2
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 7 years ago '06        #3
bigkilla 11 heat pts11
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See out there they appreciate this sort of s**t. If that was over here it'd be filled with graffiti and shattered lol.
 7 years ago '10        #4
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 Laduerb22 said:
Damn, we're fallin behind.
We been behind man
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 7 years ago '10        #5
ter83 
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Im movin to Japan...they're years ahead of us Techno-wise...
 7 years ago '06        #6
niceguy954 31 heat pts31
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those Asians chicks sounded kinda s3xy...
 7 years ago '06        #7
Pyro911 4 heat pts
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lol its still just a vending machine
 7 years ago '05        #8
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 bigkilla said:
See out there they appreciate this sort of s**t. If that was over here it'd be filled with graffiti and shattered lol.
this is true, there cant be a good thing like this just out there someone would f**k it up in no time lol
 7 years ago '11        #9
SomeOnesoN 202 heat pts202
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1 of the places i would like to visit in the world, and not just for advanced technology.
 7 years ago '04        #10
peto 
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i wonder how long it would take to make the money back from production
 7 years ago '09        #11
Gonzilla 1 heat pts
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 bigkilla said:
See out there they appreciate this sort of s**t. If that was over here it'd be filled with graffiti and shattered lol.
co-sign. but i want that s**t in America. that'd be hot :dancingcool:
 7 years ago '05        #13
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 NO RELIGION said:
they had touch-screen phones in 2003...if you ever get a chance to visit don't pass it up

LOL in 2003 I was happy to have my red sanyo 8100 that took pictures
 7 years ago '07        #14
Rob De Niro 120 heat pts120
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 Laduerb22 said:
Damn, we're fallin behind.
we have these in my city in california. we have it at Toppers pizza
 7 years ago '10        #15
ter83 
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 Redplayboy313 said:
LOL in 2003 I was happy to have my red sanyo 8100 that took pictures
this....hell, i was just happy to have a cellphone period.
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Redplayboy313 23 heat pts23
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 Laduerb22 said:
Damn, we're fallin behind.
yup pretty much


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At least we still have hollywood
 7 years ago '10        #17
kingblock 10 heat pts10
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dont give a f**k about all that high tech s**t. aslong as i get what i payed for im good. i dont really use them s**ts anyway...they be taxing
 7 years ago '05        #18
Gateway972 47 heat pts47
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So its a vending Machine with a touch screen WOW that un-amazing it dosent do anything but vend
 7 years ago '04        #19
deziking 81 heat pts81
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Most Advanced City/Country in the world. I don't c y not they would have stuff like this. :hmm:

I'm surprised I don't see robot servants yet in restaurants.
 7 years ago '09        #20
iExposeU 13 heat pts13
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yooo i'm definitely movin to japan..
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