A universally touching story

A bunch of forward-thinking British scientists are working on a way to make potentially anything a touchpad–not by changing the surface of objects, but by using a camera to record the blood flow patterns under users’ fingernails to figure out what they’re pressing on and how hard. If this comes to market, we could easily see the concurrent development of mouthsticks or other assistive technologies that would mimic these fingernail patterns for folks without use of their fingers.

Gizmodo: Fingernail watching-cam makes everything a touchpad

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