Science & Technology
Skinput: turning your arm in to a touchscreen
By T.K. Randall
March 3, 2010 · 9 comments
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A new type of display is being developed that would project a touchscreen display on to the user's arm.
Such a device could become commonplace in the future as gadgets and control mechanisms become smaller and more mobile, the display works by picking up ultra-low sounds when a user taps specific areas of the skin.
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.
Source: Daily Mail
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