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The OmniTouch Turns Any Standard Surface Interactive

By: Regan Canie - Published: • References: chrisharrison.net & futurity.org
If you've ever gotten frustrated with the fact that your tablet or smartphone doesn't have enough space for you to type and text, the OmniTouch is about to blow your mind with its ability to turn any surface into a world of pressable possibilities.

The OmniTouch is a wearable system, developed by Carnagie Mellon student Chris Harrison and a Microsoft Research team, that allows a depth camera and laser system to be mounted on your shoulder. Using optical sensing, it can project imagery onto any basic surface, including skin, which can then be touched, scrolled and clicked. It even has the ability to track when you are hovering your hand over the pseudo-screen of your choice.

If you're still bothered by the box of boundaries the run-of-the-mill electronic screens are keeping you in, tap into the technology of the OmniTouch and have the buttons you need literally at your fingertips. Stats for Touchscreen-Transforming Tools Trending: Older & Average
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