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Jul 05 2012 - 10:27am
You Can Touch This
We might soon have touch-screens on our arms. Touché, a gesture-tracking system developed by the Human Computer Interaction Institute at Carnegie Mellon University and Disney Research applies Swept Frequency Capacitive Sensing technology (see a nifty demo video here). Whereas traditional touch-sensing receives input from a screen and tracks a limited array of gestures, Touché can be wired to receive input from contact with any surface, including table-tops, doorknobs, and even human limbs. It distinguishes between different gestures by monitoring the sources and amount of pressure applied to a surface. Touché holds great potential for innovation in education technology. Using Touché to facilitate input in augmented reality and wearable computing projects like Google Glass, students would be able to interact and communicate more effectively within a virtual classroom. Touché could also lead to innovative ways to learn tasks that involve fine motor control (such as playing the piano in the absence of a piano). How else might Touché be applied to education?
|By: Felix Chang|1141 Reads