Japanese toilets have long since gained in intelligence and have become more technological than some computers. The set of functions is striking, but there are a few nuances: you have to manage them by pressing buttons, and it is not always hygienic. To solve the problem, Murakami Corporation has developed a holographic interface system that does not require physical contact with the remote control.

Murakami specializes in car mirrors, some of the technology has migrated to smart toilet solutions. The system is a set of small reflective surfaces, light sources, and infrared sensors. The image is projected a short distance away from them and, thanks to a set of mirrors, allows individual controls to be displayed on the overhead “screen”.

Considering the current pandemic, there may be even more demand for the development of Murakami, as it can be used not only to control smart toilets but also, for example, in ATMs, cash registers, etc. Certainly, time will pass before commercial use, and before 2022, commercial versions of Murakami holographic displays should not be expected.

It should be noted that similar developments are being carried out by other companies.