New Technology Turns Paper Into Touchscreen

New Technology turns Paper into Touchscreen

A technology that detects objects your finger touches, effectively turning any surface, such as paper, into a fully functional touchscreen.

Taichi Murase, a researcher at Fujitsu explains, “This system doesn’t use any special hardware; it consists of just a device like a webcam, or a printer. Its capabilities are achieved by utilizing image processing technology.”

In this video, you can see data manipulated on a piece of paper; using finger motions, one may copy images for text for storage into memory.

It also works well on uneven and curved surfaces, making it ideal for usage in books.

Although this is still in the early stages, Engineers at Fujitsu plan to make a commercial version of the system by 2014.

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