Microsoft PocketTouch Lets You Control Your Phone While In Your Pocket [Video]

Microsoft PocketTouch Lets You Control Your Phone While In Your Pocket [Video]

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Microsoft PocketTouch is a new technology that lets you control your phone using gestures without taking it out of your pocket.

PocketTouch uses the capacitive sensors to enable eyes-free multitouch input on the device through fabric, giving users the convenience of a rich set of gesture interactions, ranging from simple touch strokes to full alphanumeric text entry, without having to remove the device from a pocket or bag.

"People already try to interact with a computing device through fabric," says Saponas, of the Computational User Experiences group. "Think of when you try to reach through your pocket to the slider that silences your phone. We wanted to take a different spin by asking: Can we use a higher-bandwidth touch surface to provide a wider range of actual input?"

Check out the technology being demonstrated in the video below. PocketTouch will be presented during UIST 2012.

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Kroo - October 19, 2011 at 12:45pm
Well at least while your trying to fumble in your pocket for your phone, you can enjoy the experience, one that cums with a happy ending. Microsoft, bringing jerkoffs right to your pocket!!
Bruno - October 18, 2011 at 4:19am
This is so Microsoft.
Lmfao - October 18, 2011 at 3:30am
And what the hell is the point of this again? Cause you can already achieve this with capacitive touch screens.. It's called "pocket dialing"
mike - October 18, 2011 at 12:59am
i hope its comes with that sweet holster and extra long wire
Anonmuz - October 18, 2011 at 12:50am
Not as promising as I'mWatch imo.
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