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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]

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  1. paxtonj69 on said:

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

  2. bookmunkie on said:

    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.

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

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