Monday, 07 May, 2012 Technology

Latest Invention: New Touch Sensing Technology from Disney Research


A team of researchers at Disney Research came up with a simple, and yet rather complex, use of capacitive touch sensing.

The company unveiled a very intriguing video in which it demonstrated the innovation.

To be able to achieve their goal, Disney Research collaborated with Carnegie Mellon University. It used a "novel Swept Frequency Capacitive Sensing technique" that can track many different signal frequencies simultaneously.

Due to the fact that the tissues in a human body have different capacitive properties, it is possible to tell what part (or parts) of the body a person is using and even how these parts move.

The technology can even detect when a person moves their arm, for example, in water.

It is worth mentioning that the gesture recognition technology shows 99 percent accuracy.

Check out the video below to get more information about the technology.

[via Disney Research]

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