Common app gestures like pinching to zoom and spinning one's fingers to rotate an image are convenient, but TouchTools, a new software program from San Francisco-based developer Qeexo, will change how users interact with their touchscreen devices. The program creates virtual tool-equivalents for traditional hardware like pens, cameras, computer mouses and radio dials through recognizing the position of users' hands.
Each of the tools offered through TouchTools can be accessed without the user having to do anything more than move their hands and fingers. The positions for each tool are intuitive, mimicking their real-world usage: for instance, the pen tool can be accessed by shaping one's hand into a writing grip and simply touching the screen.
Since TouchTools is entirely software-based and requires no external hardware adaptations or computer upgrades, the program can be retrofitted onto most smartphones.
'TouchTools' Lets Users Summon Touchscreen Tools Through Gestures
1. Intuitive Touchscreen Tools - The development of touch-sensitive software that emulates traditional hardware tools presents an opportunity for the creation of more intuitive and user-friendly touchscreen interfaces.
2. Gesture-based Interactions - The recognition of hand gestures to summon touchscreen tools opens up possibilities for new and more efficient ways of interacting with technology.
3. Retrofitting Software Solutions - The ability to retrofit touch-sensitive software onto existing smartphones provides a cost-effective way for users to enhance their device capabilities without the need for additional hardware.
1. Mobile Technology - The mobile technology industry can leverage touch-sensitive software to enhance user experience and differentiate their products from competitors.
2. Software Development - Software developers can explore the creation of touch-sensitive applications and tools that optimize gesture-based interactions for various devices.
3. Consumer Electronics - Consumer electronics manufacturers can integrate touch-sensitive software into their products to provide users with more intuitive and seamless touchscreen experiences.