Next evolution in multitouch ‘Qeexo’ demoded on Galaxy S3
Check out Qeexo’s vision for the future of multitouch demoed on a Samsung Galaxy S3
Qeexo, a tech company born inside Carnegie Mellon University in 2012, has debuted its vision of how multitouch should function on smartphones and tablets in the future.
Demoed aboard a Galaxy S3, Qeexo is basically an evolution of existing multitouch input standards, allowing a mobile device to recognise multiple types of input – say, your fingertip, a stylus, and your knuckle – all at the same time.
‘Fingers have many “modes” - they do not just poke, as contemporary touchscreen interaction would suggest, but also flick, rub, knock, grasp, and can perform many other actions,’ says Qeexo’s website.
‘Qeexo wants to bring new dimensions of touch to interactive surfaces, and make better use of the natural richness of our hands.’
The potential for Qeexo is immense and the company touches on a few examples in its demo video, which you can see below. With Qeexo, you can perform certain functions with your knuckle like sharing a picture while still being able to scroll with your finger.
Games would also benefit from the touchscreen technology also, with Qeexo’s corporate video showing how it has been put to good use inside Fruit Ninja.
‘Our FingerSense technology is an enhancement to touch interaction that allows screens to know how the finger is being used for input: fingertip, knuckle or nail. Further, our system can support a passive stylus. Performance is real-time, low-latency, and power efficient,’ says Qeexo.
We were instantly impressed by what’s on offer here, and so will you be. Check out the video below for a more detailed explanation of what Qeexo entails.