Virtual Mannequins by ProScreens
Back in the day, many of our predecessors would worry that the new millennium would see the start of technology taking over the world, with robots replacing human labour, or cars flying through the air. Although Earth hasn’t got that futuristic yet, the sudden surge in virtual mannequins could cause some employees to worry about their jobs after seeing what is capable.
Back in 2009, technology company 3M showcased their Virtual Mannequin at exhibitions such as BETT and ISE, however it would seem that since then the concept has been further adapted. ProScreen’s latest product is a virtual mannequin which can be bought in two formats depending on the space available and has just come second in the InAvation awards for ‘Most InAVative Digital Signage’ product.
With digital signage starting to finally boom at the level it deserves in the AV industry, the virtual mannequin manages to integrate all the key areas of digital signage by being informative, interactive and innovative in a unique form. Using a HD Epson projector, the mannequin can be watched in high quality on a clear cast acrylic silhouette while a sliding mechanism helps to focus the projection. ProScreens’ Dolphin version of the mannequin benefits from a re-positional totem to focus the image, as well as keeping the electronics out of view and requires no installation.
Like a lot of digital signage, the mannequin is versatile in its uses, be it as a salesperson in retail, a stand-in lecturer or as an attention-grabbing ploy at an exhibition. The mannequin can also be interactive, so that they only start to talk when they are approached, or can have a touch screen inputted so that there is a virtual menu on the stand.
Like many new innovations, companies are trying to look at the effect these products can have on the environment and with that in mind, the virtual mannequin is both green and economic. The fact the messages can keep being re-recorded means it can be re-used and the fact it can replace a human cancels out travel costs for that individual. Proscreen’s model also have low running costs and unlike the rest of your team, won’t be asking for a holiday or break from the hard graft!
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