David Kirkpatrick

February 3, 2010

The latest in display tech — multitouch skin

Filed under: Business, Media, Science, Technology — Tags: , , , , — David Kirkpatrick @ 2:25 pm

Via KurzweilAI.net — Like almost all announcements of this type of product, I’ll  be much more interested when this is available on the open market with practical applications. Of course, it’s still pretty cool to contemplate.

Multitouch ‘Skin’ Transforms Surfaces Into Interactive Screens
Physorg.com, Feb. 2, 2010

A new large-format multi-touch technology launched today by DISPLAX will transform any non-conductive flat or curved surface, such as glass, plastic or wood, into a multitouch screen.

DISPLAX Multitouch Technology uses a controller that works by processing multiple input signals it receives from a grid of nanowires embedded in the film attached to the enabled surface. Each time a finger is placed on the screen or a user blows on the surface, a small electrical disturbance is caused. The microprocessor controller analyzes this data and decodes the location of each input on that grid to track the finger and air-flow movements.
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