New Device Can Turn the Back of Your Hand Into a Touch Pad | Geekosystem

New Device Can Turn the Back of Your Hand Into a Touch Pad | Geekosystem.

Usecase: you don't have to take a smart phone out of your pocket, so you can do tasks that involve input a lot faster.

Using finger binary you could do an Englebart keyset on the back of your hand.

A new device developed by Kei Nakatsuma at University of Tokyo Department of Information Physics and Computing lets you use the back of your hand as a touch pad. Encased in the form of a wrist-watch, the device uses infrared sensors to track the movement of your finger across the back of your hand and translate it into the same sort of signals a mouse or a laptop touch pad provides.

This may seem sort of trivial, but there are some interesting uses this functionality could provide. First of all, since you can feel the back of your hand and feel with the back of your hand, you’ve got built-in haptic feedback

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One Response to “New Device Can Turn the Back of Your Hand Into a Touch Pad | Geekosystem”

  1. Kevin Prichard

    Something like a portable, shrunk-down Apple trackpad would be awesome.

    I use a remote app on my mobiles to control the computer when I’m on the couch. It’s a half-good experience, could be better.

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