Thursday, May 22, 2014
The days of the touch screen may be counted. Well, in a few years anyways.
The folks at Metaio are demonstrating a new thermal detection technology that could have a big impact in the way we create and use interactive kiosks. By combining existing hardware with some custom software, Metaio has found a way to track interactivity in the real world, essentially by detecting a heat signature that we all leave behind each time each time we touch something. With their technology, touching a physical object will work just like a mouse click.
Gizmodo has a nice article about this and you can also check out a video that demonstrate how this technology could work.
I can see a lot of great applications for this such as e-commerce and wayfinding. Interesting stuff...
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