Making Your Body a Touch Screen

dn18591-2_300More crazy technology that will most likely change the new and refurbished cell phone industry. It’s called Skinput and what it does is allow you to turn your body, specifically your arm, into a touch screen allowing you to control your phone or your iPod by tapping your skin.

Apparently, tapping different parts of your arm creates different frequencies of sound/vibrations that radiate through your body, which can be detected by this technology. Something called a pico projector, which is a micro sized projector, can sync with Skinput and project a virtual screen onto the surface of your arm.

So what’s the point, right? Well, the scenario that seems to make most sense is someone jogging with their iPod strapped to their arm. With this system, you could control the iPod by simply tapping different parts of your arm. Check out the video to get a better idea of what it’s all about.

Full article at NewScientist

  • mobile phones

    wow what a new technology i never saw such a new invention till date



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