Thermal Touch is a vision for wearable computing user interfaces. By fusing information from an infrared and standard camera, can transform nearly any surface into a touchscreen. Watch the video…
German company Metaio CTO Peter Meier, said:
“Everyone is talking about wearable computing eyewear like Google Glass, but no one is talking about the best way to actually use those devices. We need natural, convenient interface to navigate the technology of tomorrow, and that’s why we developed ‘Thermal Touch’.”
Consisting of an infrared and standard camera working in tandem and running on a tablet PC, the prototype registers the heat signature left by a person’s finger when touching a surface. Metaio’s AR software then supplements the experience with AR and computer vision to allow the user to interact with digital content in all-new tactile way.