Capacitive Touch on Everyday Objects

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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]

14 thoughts on “Capacitive Touch on Everyday Objects

  1. paxtonj69 says:

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

  2. bookmunkie says:

    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.

    1. Adam Flaherty (@adfm) says:

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

  3. Piotr says:

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

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