MIT Turns Thumbnail into Trackpad

by Larry Emmott on May 5, 2015

in Future Tech,Hardware,Office Design

Is this cool or what?

The researchers envision NailO helping people control wireless devices when their hands are full—for example, answering the phone when they’re cooking, or inspecting a circuit board’s layout on a computer while holding a soldering iron.

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via MIT Turns Thumbnail into Trackpad – IEEE Spectrum.

The obvious dental use would be in the clinical area during treatment the dentist, assistant or hygienist could bring up images, zoom in on a radiograph or quick check a medical condition without interrupting treatment or breaking asepsis.

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