- The Washington Times - Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Those with little to no self-control — take heart. The Luce X2 Touch TV vending machine, complete with facial identification technology, just made its debut to industry insiders in Hertfordshire in the United Kingdom with the promise of helping dieters everywhere keep on track with professed plans to quit the junk food and lose weight.

The machines are able to identify and greet users, remember individual-inputted snacking preferences, and even access their age, medical records and vending purchase histories, The Telegraph reported. And if the user’s snack choice doesn’t fit the medical bill of what’s on Luce X2’s database?

The machine will deny the purchaser the ability to buy that particular snack, The Telegraph reported.

The machines are already being heralded for use in schools. Other possible popular spots for the machine: Gyms, hospitals and hotel rooms.

The Luce X2 could “redefine the future of the automatic retailing industry,” said Malcolm Standage, one of the creators of Smart Vend Solutions, in The Telegraph. “Launching the very first full production facial recognition technology represents an advancement which will bring unlimited benefits to businesses and consumers across the U.K.”

Rheavendors is the manufacturing company, The Telegraph said.

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