Sensitive Object promises complete touch control

Posted on Saturday, May 02 2009 @ 22:20 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
French startup Sensitive Object has unveiled its Anywhere MultiTouch technology, which uses sensors to pick up vibrations from your fingertips travelling through the device to figure out where on the device you're touching:
The technology promises full compatibility with the latest buzzwords – including multitouch support, palm rejection, and handwriting recognition along with support for Windows 7 – and the company claims the system can be used on materials including glass, aluminium, and plastic. Impressively, the Anywhere MultiTouch allows for the entire surface of a device to be rendered touch sensitive – not just the screen – with the company offering the example of a “game application running on a mobile phone [using] both the top, bottom, or rear of the handset of touch sensitive parts.”

The company's chief technical officer, Bruno Thuillier, hopes that the Anywhere MultiTouch will see use in “mobile phones, netbooks, laptops, PCs, portable games terminals, and many other [devices].”
More info at Bit Tech.

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