X

This website uses cookies.

This website uses cookies to improve user experience. By using our website you consent to all cookies in accordance with our Cookie Policy.

I agree
Learn More
Great Geek Gifts in the Technabob Shop! Follow Us: Subscribe | Facebook | Twitter | Pinterest
AWESOMER MEDIA SITES: THE AWESOMER | MIGHTYMEGA | 95OCTANE
Cool Gadgets, Gizmos, Games and Geek Stuff on Technabob

Metaio Thermal Touch Uses Heat from Your Fingers to Turn Any Surface into a Touchscreen

by Lambert Varias
Advertisement

We’ve seen a couple of prototypes that enable or at least emulate touch-sensitivity on everyday objects. But as wearable technology continues to flourish, we’re going to need a simple and portable solution. Augmented reality company Metaio thinks they may have an answer with Thermal Touch, a technology that emulates touch-sensitivity using “the heat signature left by a person’s finger when touching a surface.”

metaio-thermal-touch-prototypezoom in

Right now the hardware needed to pull off the feat is quite bulky. In the demo video below, Metaio used a tablet, a standard camera and a rather large infrared camera. The company hopes that in the future, all of the necessary hardware can be included in a wearable device similar to Google Glass, like so:

metaio-thermal-touch-conceptzoom in

Here’s the demo video:

Sorry zombies, I guess you’ll be stuck with voice commands. Good luck with that.

[Metaio via TechCrunch]

Deals in The Technabob Shop



Advertisement

More from Awesomer Media...

Star Trek: Discovery’s Main Character Is Related to Spock

Star Trek: Discovery’s Main Character Is Related to Spock

RoboCop Heads Back to Theaters for 30th Anniversary

RoboCop Heads Back to Theaters for 30th Anniversary

Optimistic Nihilism

Optimistic Nihilism

Airdog ADII Auto-follow Drone

Airdog ADII Auto-follow Drone

Lotus Evora GT430 Packs 430 hp

Lotus Evora GT430 Packs 430 hp

2018 Infiniti Q50 First Drive: A Viable German Alternative

2018 Infiniti Q50 First Drive: A Viable German Alternative