Jeff Han is a research scientist for New York University's Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences. Here, he demonstratesâ€”for the first time publiclyâ€”his intuitive, "interface-free," touch-driven computer screen, which can be manipulated intuitively with the fingertips, and responds to varying levels of pressure.
Implications - The iPad revolutionized consumer touch-screen gadgets, but before the Apple tablet went to market, other designers created intuitive, tactile technology with futuristic applications. This scientist's touch screen is pressure-sensitive and operates solely using the user's fingers. Companies can take advantage of this opportunity by integrating touch-screen technology into consumer products, from intelligent refrigerators and kitchen appliances to in-car entertainment systems, mobile devices and personal care products.