Using Your Arm as a Touch Panel; Detecting Position with Audio Sensors

Tetsuo Nozawa writes:

"The user interface is getting harder and harder to handle as portable equipment shrinks. I want to solve that problem," says Chris Harrison, a graduate student at Carnegie Mellon University of the US.

Harrison and researchers from Microsoft Research Corp. of the US have developed a technology named "Skinput" that makes it possible to use your hands and arms as touch panels. Harrison explained that they have prototyped a working system. It is possible to operate games, music players, mobile phones and the like just by flicking your fingertips over the palm of your hand, or your arm..."

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