Yawn-activated vending machine dispenses coffee

Douwe Egberts recently perked up weary travellers in South Africa’s busiest airport with a vending machine that dispensed a free cup of coffee when they yawned.

Facial recognition software detected the exact moment of the yawn, and triggered the delivery of a cup of hot coffee. The machine was at the center of Douwe Egberts’ Bye Bye Red Eye campaign at O.R. Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg.

 

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