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Amazing: make any surface touch sensitive using a microphone

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by alostpacket, Dec 31, 2011.

  1. alostpacket

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    so .. it is a microphone for vibrations..
    it cant see anything...or where it is being touched.

    hears one sound.. then it plays back a different sound...


    right?
     
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    Basically, but the idea is that is programmable, even to the level of "gestures"

    Think of it like voice recognition for vibrations.
     
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    Seems like now a few microphones could be used in concert to make any surface a touchscreen. Time of arrival to the mikes could be used to compute the exact location touched - voila - a full touchscreen of any size, without a full touchscreen matrix supporting all of the possibly-touched points.
     
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    EM.. that is interesting..

    but can see a lot of issues with that tech... but has potential
     

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