What’s that I hear you say? Although not apparent at first, Touché is Disney’s attempt to revolutionise touchscreen technology.
is now most associated with mobile
devices, as it forms the very basis of smartphones and tablets. However it has found its way into many areas. For instance, the days of the shopping mall paper maps are numbered as an increasing number turn to touchscreen stations for guidance. Additionally, VTech, a manufacturer of children’s electronic learning toys, has implemented touchscreen technology into some of its latest products such as the MobiGo, Storio and the Innotab, which aims to be a learning app tablet for 4-9 year olds. The list could go on and on.
But researchers at Disney are looking for their next source of magic, and it’s not in the form of any character or blockbuster movie. They are looking to take touchscreen technology to a whole new level where everything you come into contact with, from a lamp to a laser printer
in the office, could be activated by the flick of a finger.