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A Display in the Palm of Your Hand

Posted June 28, 2016 12:00 AM by Engineering360 eNewsletter

Did you ever write someone's phone number on your hand? The newest smart device interface could take you back to those simpler times. It uses the top of the user's hand as a touch screen interface and the palm as a display. SkinHaptics, developed in a University of Sussex-led study, creates tactile sensations on the palm with ultrasound sent through the hand without interrupting the display. It also serves as a touch-only interface when the user doesn't need to see the display. For instance, someone riding a bicycle could adjust the music volume on a smartwatch without looking with one touch to their hand.


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06/28/2016 10:54 AM

I can see how something like this could be very useful for the blind...

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