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Transforms Any Surface Into A Touch Pad "Autodesk Magic Finger"
Engineers at Autodesk have this month unveiled a new device they have
created that allows any surface to become a touchpad. The new Autodesk
technology called Magic Finger is a small device that attaches to the
end of your finger.
The Autodesk Magic Finger is equipped with a
micro camera and optical flow sensor to identify services and detect any
motion from the user. Watch the video after the jump to learn more
about the Autodesk Magic Finger device can see it in action.
Magic Finger attaches to the user with a simple Velcro binding allows
you to use gestures such as slight pinch on tap to navigate computer
"The Autodesk team hopes one day to make the
Magic Finger into a self-contained device with appropriate
miniaturization. Once reduced in size, the device might be attached to a
ring or embedded under a fingernail or in the fingertip itself so that
it is invisible and dormant until required.”
At the moment
there Magic Finger device is just a proof of concept design, but the
researchers at Autodesk are hoping to develop the fingertip device for