We’re quickly getting used to the fact that computer, smartphone and tablet screens are meant to be touched — but what about paper?
Fujitsu has developed a technology that detects objects your finger is touching in the real world, effectively turning any surface — a piece of paper, for example — into a touchscreen
In the video above we see how one can manipulate data on a piece of paper: by using finger gestures, you can copy an image or a text excerpt and store it into memory.
Besides flat surfaces, the technology also works on curved or uneven ones, so one can easily manipulate data from a book.
Though the technology is still at the “demonstration level,” researchers at Fujitsu plan to develop a commercial version of the system by fiscal 2014.
This isn’t that new as suppliers like Perch have beed building retail solutions