Using Your Arm as an Input Device
More research from Carnegie Mellon University – this time paired with Microsoft.
One of the frustrating things about using smaller devices like cell phones is that a larger screen isn’t available when you need it – or your fingers are too large to efficiently move around the interface. Chris Harris has tried to alleviate this by thinking about using something that goes with us everywhere — your skin!
Skinput is a device you wear around your upper arm and detects sound patterns when you tap on your lower arm or hand. Each area has a distinctive pattern, so the Skinput device interprets it for you.