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Issue Date: Vol. 53, No. 8, August 2013, Posted On: 7/22/2013

Yawn-Activated Vending Machine Dispenses Douwe Egberts Coffee In South Africa

Emily Jed
TAGS: Vending, coffee vending machine, Dowe Egberts, vending, vending business, O.R. Tambo International Airport, yawn-activated vending machine, facial recognition

Douwe Egberts, Yawn Machine JOHANNESBURG, South Africa -- Douwe Egberts recently perked up weary travelers 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.

See the vender in action on YouTube.

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