Mice And Keyboards Rendered Obsolete In The Future?: Here’s How.


A group of researchers working out of Carnagie Mellon University and Disney Research in Pittsburgh have developed a new, more advanced touch technology called Touché.

Touché will advance the ways we interface with mobile technologies. Touché seems likely to evolve the ways we use tablets and smartphone devices. In the future, we might only need our bodies to control gadgets, doing away with mice and keyboards.

The video below shows how Touché technology can allow you to control a music player by using only your hands. In the video, the pinky finger is used to pause a song, while two fingers on the palm trigger a playback.

Touché is a step forward from the current binary touch techonologies. Most smartphones and tablets only capture one frequency of touch–either you are touching the screen or not. Touché records multiple touch signals, giving the device more information on how you are…

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