January 28, 2023

Invented a new computer control device

Invented a new computer control device

Engineers have developed a new coordination device for the computer, which allows you to enter discrete commands by various touches with your fingertips.

A device called Tip-Tap does not requirepower supply, because it uses radio frequency identification (RFID) tags to identify touches. This allows you to place it directly on the skin in the form of a temporary tattoo or build it into the glove.

During the development of Tip-Tap, researchers from Waterloo University identified the most convenient areas for index finger to which a person cantouch with your thumb. They also tested various design options for input points: smooth, convex, magnetized. The radius of the created prototypes is 4 meters.

According to the team, such devices are useful forreturning simple commands, in cases where the user cannot easily hold the input device, for example, surgeons during operations, production workers, athletes during training. At the same time, the marks do not interfere with taking, holding and manipulating objects such as a scalpel or tool.

Recall that a more efficient and faster type of memory cells (RAM) has recently been developed.

text: Ilya Bauer, photo and video: University of Waterloo