Touchless tech isn’t a new trend. From automatic doors, toilets, faucets, and hand dryers to Apple’s Face ID and Visa’s Tap to Pay, companies have been pursuing innovative ways to make tasks—especially tasks in public places—more convenient and more hygienic for years. And yet, in recent history, there’s never been a need for touchless tech like there’s a need for it now. The COVID-19 pandemic has altered the course of many trends in the IoT (Internet of Things) and greater tech space, and this is no exception. In the touchless sensing and gesture recognition space, will societal changes due to COVID-19, like the surge in contactless transactions, curb pickup, and touchless screens, translate into lasting demand for touchless solutions? Most likely, yes.