Touchless To Be The Next Multitouch?

A new experimental technology may mean the end of smudged up screens forever. The bright folks at Tokyo University have come up with a new way of interacting with a device with a screen. Instead of registering touches, it senses gestures optically using a hi-resolution camera to find a finger in 3D space, allowing it to tell not only where you’re trying to point a cursor, but also sense “clicks” and other gestures. It’s not impossible to think that this is the future of mobile computing, but it doesn’t look very ergonomic, and typing looks like a pain. Video after the break.


 

[via Engadget]

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