Skinput: Appropriating the Body as an Input Surface

Developed as a response to the increasingly uncomfortable miniaturization of modern keypads, the third year Ph.D. student in Carnegie Mellon's Human-Computer Interaction Institute (HCII) produced Skinput with Microsoft researchers Dan Morris and Desney Tan. Harrison had already developed a way to turn ordinary tabletops into finger input surfaces, but says it wasn't enough. Skinput is a method that allows the body to be appropriated for finger input using a novel, non-invasive, wearable bio-acoustic sensor.

Read the Portuguese article at Revista Convergence (May 05) // Super Indústria (May 05)