AWARD  |  Mitsubishi Electric US Receives a 2022 CES Innovation Award for Touchless Elevator Control Jointly Developed with MERL

Date released: November 22, 2021


  •  AWARD   Mitsubishi Electric US Receives a 2022 CES Innovation Award for Touchless Elevator Control Jointly Developed with MERL
  • Date:

    November 17, 2021

  • Awarded to:

    Elevators and Escalators Division of Mitsubishi Electric US, Inc.

  • Description:

    The Elevators and Escalators Division of Mitsubishi Electric US, Inc. has been recognized as a 2022 CES® Innovation Awards honoree for its new PureRide™ Touchless Control for elevators, jointly developed with MERL. Sponsored by the Consumer Technology Association (CTA), the CES Innovation Awards is the largest and most influential technology event in the world. PureRide™ Touchless Control provides a simple, no-touch product that enables users to call an elevator and designate a destination floor by placing a hand or finger over a sensor. MERL initiated the development of PureRide™ in the first weeks of the COVID-19 pandemic by proposing the use of infra-red sensors for operating elevator call buttons, and participated actively in its rapid implementation and commercialization, resulting in a first customer installation in October of 2020.

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  • External Link:

    https://www.ces.tech/Innovation-Awards/Honorees/2022/Honorees/P/PureRide-Touchless-Control.aspx

  • Research Areas:

    Data Analytics, Machine Learning, Signal Processing