Text on your hand: Microsoft’s Skinput
Posted by Zack Winder on April 27, 2010 in Business Start Up Advice [ 0 Comments ]
As technology changes, its innovations aim to make daily tasks easier and faster. As cell phones users seek increased customization, developers are constantly looking to create new innovations that follow this rule of creation. Touch screens and qwerty keyboards may soon be a thing of the past as a new invention may change the way people will utilize their phones.
The new technology is called Skinput and is comprised of an armband that is made of sensors. Any type of movement, whether it is a twist or turn, is registered by the system. This allows commands to be sent to a computer that registers and carries out the users requested action. Simple actions like tapping your palm could open a program or putting two fingers together could dial out a call.
In addition to the sensors, a small projector can be set up to display an image of a keyboard onto the user’s hand (picture above). This could then be used to input information or perform actions on your phone without doing more than a touch of your hand. For phone users which struggle with touch screens and awkward keyboards, the projector display will be a great option.
It seems today as if cell phones change faster than almost any other technology, probably due to the demand for upgrades and new innovations. What’s exciting is this type of technology can be used in just about every area of daily life. Although there won’t be a working model for 2 to 7 years, I can’t wait to see what’s next.