Turn Your Arm Into a Touchscreen With This New Smartwatch

Carnegie Mellon University has changed the game.

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For those that dislike smartwatches for their small, impractical touchscreens, researchers at Future Interfaces Group at Carnegie Mellon University developed a new technology that turns skin into a touch sensor. Skintrack, as it has been dubbed, has two components: a signal-emitting ring worn on the finger to communicate with a sensing band attached to the watch. When the ringed finger touches the skin, a high-frequency electrical signal spreads across your arm to triangulate the position of your finger in 2D space. Skintrack recognizes all the usual touchscreen signals, however there are still some kinks that need to be worked out.

This technology won’t be available to the average consumer anytime soon, but we can bet it’s already in high demand.

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