Turn Anything into a Touchscreen With ‘Electrick’

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Buttons, who needs ’em?

A new proof-of-concept technology from Carnegie Mellon University turns everyday objects into touch interfaces with an array of electrodes. Walls, guitars, toys and steering wheels come alive with touch sensitivity in their video, and it seems that the possibilities are pretty much endless. What could be next? Grocery store aisles? Whole buildings? Other people? Cell phones?

The design is called Electrick, and it comes from Carnegie Mellon’s Future Interfaces Gr

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