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The product is called OmniTouch and it supports “clicking†with a finger on any surface as well as controls that sense finger position while hovering a hand over a surface. Unlike the Microsoft Surface, the project needs no special, bulky hardware – unless you a consider a little parrot-like Kinect sensor on your shoulder bulky. While obviously obtrusive, the project is a proof-of-concept right now and could be made smaller in the future.
Crazy cool stuff, cant wait to be my own screen

Source: http://techcrunch.com/2011/10/17/cmu...a-touchscreen/
post #2 of 15
Very interesting but I question the uses.
    
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"ohhh what does this button do?" "Click" :|
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I can test?
    
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Wow very cool
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hmmm, interesting concept, but I'll wait to see how it actually performs.
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post #7 of 15
If they could shrink it down to fit onto the Bluetooth headsets people already wear, that would be pretty cool stuff. However I don't want some kids on the train turning other people into touch screen...well you know what they would do...
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Just don't do it on any shiny, smooth rectangles or you'll get sued!
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post #9 of 15
I really hopes this leads to mid air screens. I have used a laser keyboard for three years now and love it. I have always wanted a consumer device that would let me type with just finger swipes in the air or something along those lines.
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post #10 of 15
Quote:
Originally Posted by kweechy View Post
Just don't do it on any shiny, smooth rectangles or you'll get sued!
All i can say is LOL
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