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Wouldn’t it be cool if everyday objects were as easy to control as a smartphone or tablet? Disney Research in Pittsburg have created a more sensitive version of capacitive touch technology, called Touché, that allows for multi-point gestures on a variety of surfaces and environments. This technology has the potential to create new human computer interactions. If this were available today, how would you use it? [via New Scientist]

Adam Flaherty

Adam Flaherty

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  • paxtonj69

    This is a very interesting topic. It would be very nice if everything was controlled like our smart phones.

  • bookmunkie

    http://hackaday.com/2012/05/08/replicating-the-fancy-touch-sensor-that-uses-anything/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+hackaday%2FLgoM+%28Hack+a+Day%29&utm_content=Google+Reader

    If it could be used to train kids what utensils to use, I bet it could be useful for learning to play an instrument. I’m also trying to think of ways it could be used to increase the safety of certain power tools.

    • http://twitter.com/adfm Adam Flaherty (@adfm)

      Hey, cool! That was quick, don’t you think?

  • http://www.pillcounting.com/ Piotr

    How much work does it take to make a tool like that?

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