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New Technology Allows You to Dial Numbers On Your Arm

Authored by: Steven Blum — Oct 18, 2011

 PhD Student Chris Harrison has created a new system that allows touchscreen interaction on hairy and uneven surfaces – like skin."Omnitouch" is a wearable system that "enables graphical, interactive, multitouch input on arbitrary, everyday surfaces." Images can be projected on walls, tables, and, yes, hands.

Because the system uses short-range depth cameras instead of infrared sensors in order to gauge things like viewing angles. The system can even handle pinch-to-zoom. Are you impressed? You should be!

But don't take our word for it. Check out the video below for a look at this impressive system in action:

Source: Engadget

Steven Blum has written more than 2,000 blog posts as a founding member of AndroidPIT's English editorial team. A graduate of the University of Washington, Steven Blum also studied Journalism at George Washington University in Washington D.C. for two years. Since then, his writing has appeared in The Stranger, The Seattle P-I, Blackbook Magazine and Venture Villlage. He loves the HTC One and hopes the company behind it still exists in a few years.

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