Anything can be a Touchscreen

Researchers from Disney and Carnegie Mellon University have created Touché, a system that can turn any object into a multi-touch, gesture-recognizing interface. Touché could turn any object – such as doorknobs, tables, liquids, or even your own body – into touch interfaces.

This technology relies on “swept frequency capacitive sensing” capable of processing big amounts of data to detect single and multiple finger movements.

The applications can be countless. Advancing the mobile experience to include body-touch commands and updating touch technology on tablets are the first on the list, but Touché could effectively be used for almost anything.

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