LucidTouch screen, very touchy feely

The Microsoft and Mitsubishi research departments are creating a way cool double-sided touch screen, according to Microsoft researcher, Patrickbaudisch’s blog.

Microsoft Mitsubishi LucidTouch

Touch seems like a nature way to interact with devices, but is technologically problematic because a user’s fingers block you from seeing the graphical element you want to interact with. Enter “psueudo-transparency.” The blog says:

“… by overlaying an image of the user’s hands onto the screen, we create the illusion of the mobile device itself being semitransparent.”

The LucidTouch device also supports multi-touch, allowing user to operate it with all 10 fingers simultaneously. Better than this wordy description, watch the video of the prototype.


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