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.

[from CNET News]


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