Skinput gadget turns your own ARM into a touchscreen display

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SkinputA video showed how Skinput could recognise a telephone number being typed out on a hand

Skinput gadget turns your own ARM into a touchscreen display
 

By Claire Bates
Last updated at 2:00 AM on 09th March 2010

Those who find the touchscreens on their ever shrinking gadgets too fiddly to handle, will be glad to hear scientists are developing a new touch surface... your own arm.

Developers at Microsoft Research and Carnegie Mellon University are working together to create an armband that projects an interface directly on to your skin.

They have combined a mini projector which creates a changing display with a sophisticated sensor that can tell which part of your arm is being tapped.

 

Skinput

Skinput could solve the problem of ever shrinking gadget screens

 

 

Skinput

A video showed how Skinput could recognise a telephone number being typed out on a hand

 
 
 

The researchers showed Skinput can be used to control audio devices, play simple games like Tetris, make phone calls and navigate simple browsing systems.

Lead researcher Chris Harrison from Carnegie Mellon University told the Mail Online: 'This is cutting edge technology and we really are seeing the future here.

'The project is going very well and I think you'll begin to see such interfaces emerge within the next five years.'

The gadget effectively turns your arm into a touchscreen surface by picking up various ultra-low sounds produced when you tap different areas.

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-1254910/Skinput-The-gadget-turns-arm-touchscreen.html#ixzz0hfP9Xp6u

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-1254910/Skinput-The-gadget-turns-arm-touchscreen.html

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