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VIDEO: Skinput Uses Your Body as a Touchscreen

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March 2, 2010 3:36:27 PM

First reaction: How can this be used in Porn?
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March 2, 2010 3:41:52 PM

Video doesn't appear to be working.
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March 2, 2010 3:48:43 PM

Youtube's fault not tom's. Just checked and even the home page isn't loading on any of my computers.
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March 2, 2010 4:12:18 PM

Its up now. Pretty damn cool. There are certainly some interesting input devices coming out in the near future
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March 2, 2010 4:17:29 PM

LoL "iPod" and MS in the same story,, incompatible with Zune, or what?
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March 2, 2010 4:21:00 PM

That is SO COOL!
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March 2, 2010 4:22:29 PM

dman3kFirst reaction: How can this be used in Porn?

Even worse...
Think Torture!

Imagine the things you could do with a device like this such as a woman giving birth, then having a guy wearing a device which enables them to experience what that woman went through? Pure torture for the guy, especially if you could amplify the experience. Or how about someone getting skinned alive? You name the torture, it could be recorded and used to torture victims without even doing anything to them other than the first original torture of course. The CIA would love such a device.
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March 2, 2010 4:39:16 PM

Renegade_WarriorEven worse...Think Torture!Imagine the things you could do with a device like this such as a woman giving birth, then having a guy wearing a device which enables them to experience what that woman went through? Pure torture for the guy, especially if you could amplify the experience. Or how about someone getting skinned alive? You name the torture, it could be recorded and used to torture victims without even doing anything to them other than the first original torture of course. The CIA would love such a device.


Did you even read the article or see the video???
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Anonymous
March 2, 2010 4:41:19 PM

I think it's awesome even though it can be easily replace with a webcam or infraredbeam attached on the arm for tracking the finger. Although this controller could be placed inside the human body while a camera can not.
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March 2, 2010 4:46:54 PM

The first thing I thought of when I saw that device strapped to that guys arm was a primitive form of the biotic moves in Mass Effect :) 
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March 2, 2010 4:55:52 PM

wow
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March 2, 2010 5:12:28 PM

Will this finally give the ipod touch the buttons it's been desperately needing? Probably not, but it sure would be cool though.
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March 2, 2010 5:16:41 PM

Microsoft could use this as an extension to the Natal project.
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March 2, 2010 5:28:13 PM

Mass Effect!
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March 2, 2010 5:39:54 PM

Although very, very cool, can't the same thing be achieved with a laser keyboard concept (maybe it doesn't have the same accuracy though)?

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March 2, 2010 6:16:42 PM

Renegade_WarriorEven worse...Think Torture!Imagine the things you could do with a device like this such as a woman giving birth, then having a guy wearing a device which enables them to experience what that woman went through? Pure torture for the guy, especially if you could amplify the experience. Or how about someone getting skinned alive? You name the torture, it could be recorded and used to torture victims without even doing anything to them other than the first original torture of course. The CIA would love such a device.

This device is all inputs not out puts do u have a brain?
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March 2, 2010 7:17:56 PM

it almost looks like an omni-tool
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March 2, 2010 7:39:57 PM

Now you can play Guitar hero on your arm.
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March 2, 2010 8:11:52 PM

Ok, that is just creepy ass sh!t. Next up, "Carpal Finger Disease"
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March 2, 2010 8:37:57 PM

Mildly interesting- but you'd have to wear a wristband, and using it seems unpleasant, as tapping has to be quite hard for it to work. I'd prefer OLED touchscreen on/under my skin.
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March 2, 2010 8:52:11 PM

What happens if you're anaorexic? it looks hard to make the same waves on someone who has sticks for arms.
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March 2, 2010 9:50:21 PM

dman3kFirst reaction: How can this be used in Porn?

Dunno what it says about me, but I thought the same thing, I mean come on, use your body as a touchscreen? how do you not think porn when you read that? Also would I get extra points if I used this on my GF and double clicked her mouse? :p 
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March 3, 2010 4:52:06 AM

Awsome. They only need to make the devices involved in sensing small and sturdy enough. I can see a future for this tech.
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March 3, 2010 2:47:45 PM

Yes, that bio acoustic array looks much smaller and easier to carry than a cell phone.

Seriously though, I am glad they are doing this research, it advances human kind.

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March 3, 2010 5:14:45 PM

dman3kFirst reaction: How can this be used in Porn?


This would put the "Push" back into "Pushing your happy buttons".
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March 3, 2010 6:27:43 PM

Nah, the question is, can I use Megan Fox's body as a touchscreen :D 
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March 4, 2010 10:46:55 AM

dman3k said:
First reaction: How can this be used in Porn?


After thinking about that for a while I came up with how that could work: It projects the image onto your hand, and when you are "busy" it detects the waves set off by the motion, and uses that information to change the picture, and/or voice effects! :p  :p  :p  sorry a bit explicit but should be alright!
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