Cool Gadgets, Gizmos, Games and Geek Stuff on Technabob
VISIT OUR OTHER SITES: THE AWESOMER | 95OCTANE

Like Us on Facebook

Technabob is reader-supported. When you buy through links on our site, we may earn an affiliate commission.
As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. Disclosure.

Using a Touchscreen Through Your Pocket Made Possible by Microsoft PocketTouch

 |  |  |  |  |  October 19, 2011


Have you ever needed to use your phone inside you pocket? I haven’t, but I’m sure it could be useful in some situations. New technology from Microsoft Research could allow you to use a touchscreen through fabric. The system is called PocketTouch and yes, you can now use your smartphone from the outside of your pocket.

microsoft pockettouch touchscreen future tech

The touch panel is sensitive enough to detect finger inputs through all sorts of fabrics. This might sound good, but it might look awkward in some circumstances, like in a meeting. Stroking your pocket usually implies something different than composing an email or sending a text, if you know what I mean.

Microsoft thinks that the back of a PocketTouch screen could be used like this to read gestures, and already have it deconstructing  text characters. I can see this being useful to teens everywhere, who want to send secret text messages without anyone knowing.

[PC World via DVice]



A Portrait of the Mountain

A Portrait of the Mountain

Brass Against: Uninvited

Brass Against: Uninvited

Pebble Portraits

Pebble Portraits

LG Resumes Battery Production for the Chevrolet Bolt EV

LG Resumes Battery Production for the Chevrolet Bolt EV

2022 Subaru WRX Gets a New GT Trim

2022 Subaru WRX Gets a New GT Trim

2022 Toyota Tundra Gets a Rugged Redesign, New Engines, Suspension, and Much More

2022 Toyota Tundra Gets a Rugged Redesign, New Engines, Suspension, and Much More

Advertisement