Transforming Your Skin into a Touch Screen

Researchers at Microsoft and Carnegie Mellon University demonstrate how to turn any surface into a touch screen.

by / October 19, 2011

Imagine controlling your phone or computer simply by touching the palm of your hand. An experimental device being developed by researchers at Microsoft and Carnegie Mellon University does exactly that. The device, called OmniTouch, is a wearable system that turns virtually any surface, including your skin, into a functioning touch screen. The project is being led by Carnegie Mellon student Chris Harrison and Microsoft researchers Hrvoje Benko and Andrew Wilson. To see how OmniTouch works and the potential applications for such technology, watch the short video below.