Tagged: Touch input

SkinTrack: Innovation turns your arm into a touch-input surface for smartwatch

SkinTrack watchband prototype

Smartwatches are a good way to interact with your applications like texting, navigating through music menus or even playing games like Angry Birds. But they come with one disadvantage which can be attributed to their small size. This disadvantage being the difficulty to navigate on small screen size. Mobile devices have the freedom to go big or small, but a smartwatch cannot be bigger than an acceptable size as it won’t look appealing. Keeping this predicament in mind, the team of researchers at the Future Interfaces Group have come up with a very interesting solution. Using your arm and hand skin surface as an input platform to make it easy for you to interact with applications on your smartwatch.
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Apple granted patent for moving on-screen objects by tapping back-side of the iPhone

Apple iPhone 7 touch input patent

Apple is a staunch believer in patenting everything that it believes to be the future of technology. In the past we have seen numerous patents being granted to Apple and now the silicon valley giant has been awarded a row of 38 patents by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office which include technology for 3D biometrics ID, iPhone Tapping for games and much more. That is some list of granted patents, but for now we focus on the one we believe will feature in Apple’s next smartphone speculated to be called iPhone7 and even the next iteration of the iPad.
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