Following is a digital vending machine appears on several locations of JR East’s train stations in Japan. Acure digital vending machine is originally designed by Fumie Shibata, a Japanese industrial designer at Design Studio S that comes with the idea to incorporate large interactive touchscreen dislay to attract buyers attention.

How awesome would it be having a bottle of cool beverages from a large vending machine with an advanced 47-inch touchscreen and a digital camera mounted at the top?


Acure digital vending machine is programmed with intelligent approach to the customer purchasing the cool beverages, it could recommend products base on interpretation by the built-in processor that will help to identify the age and gender of the buyer standing in front of the vending machine.


Whenever no buyer session, Acure digital vending machine is pose as an intelligent marketing media that will automatically display advertisements base on time, weather, temperature and season. For an instance, it will display hot coffee ads during rainy or winter season, and a bottle of cold soda beverage or a cold bottle of tea with lime extract during the hot summer day.


Acure is the first of its kind that selling beverage products on JR East’s train stations. After six months of installation on various locations in the Tokyo, Acure digital vending machine has shown approximately three times of sales turnover compare to those conventional vending machines.


No info on pricing and retail pricing for this Acure digital vending machine yet. More info, you could contact Design Studio S.

[ Source: HypeBeast ; DesignBoom ; Design-SS ; JR East Japan ; Nacasa & Partners ]