6. The Pillar ATMThe other five are cool, too. Solar Bottle Bulb (#2) is truly ingenious.
Cash register manufacturer NCR Corp. is rethinking the ATM for illiterate and semi-illiterate populations. Its new money machine — a waist-high, free standing pillar — features a fingerprint biometric sensor, preset cash buttons, a cash dispenser and a receipt printer.
Why it’s unexpected: Where is it written that an ATM needs to have a screen and buttons? Rethinking a device with such a conventional construct takes a lot of thinking outside the box.
Friday, November 11, 2011
Commerce With a Conscience: Biometric ATM for the Illiterate
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