Touché: Disney Research’s Amazing New Touch Technology

Touché proposes a novel Swept Frequency Capacitive Sensing technique that can not only detect a touch event, but also recognize complex configurations of the human hands and body. Such contextual information significantly enhances touch interaction in a broad range of applications, from conventional touchscreens to unique contexts and materials. For example, in our explorations we add touch and gesture sensitivity to the human body and liquids. We demonstrate the rich capabilities of Touché with five example setups from different application domains and conduct experimental studies that show gesture classification accuracies of 99% are achievable with our technology.

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4 Responses to Touché: Disney Research’s Amazing New Touch Technology

  1. Teaching kids to use the right cutlery?! SERIOUSLY? Okay, the music player/sofa/door message ideas were cool, but even putting the cutlery one in shows just how self-absorbed people are getting with technology nowadays to even consider it at ALL as a POSSIBLE application! SPEAK TO YOUR KIDS! TEACH THEM THINGS! PLAY WITH THEM!

  2. This is awesome. I'm looking forward to this but I agree with Andrew about teaching kids cutlery. I wouldn't use this on my son. That's really ridiculous.

  3. This is pretty sweet. I really don't think that they meant it as a teaching tool however. Although I could see applications in fields like Occupational therapy, where they have to measure responses, and train people to do stuff like this again. Not that it would be a replacement for human contact, but more of an aid to it.

    On that note… I watched that part like 5 times and couldn't stop cracking up…. absolutely hilarious. (My guess is that this is what they were going for…)