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Future touchscreens could listen to your fingers

Your next smartphone screen could listen to your swipes and prods, thanks to some electronic wizardry

A company called Qeexo has designed a touchscreen technology called FingerSense which uses a tiny acoustic sensor to ‘listen’ to your fingers to determine how you’re interacting with your device.

By modifying a Samsung Galaxy S3, co-founder of the tech Chris Harrison showed how tapping the screen with his knuckle brings up a contextual menu, similar to right clicking on a PC.

The screen can even tell the difference between fingernails and styluses – giving Samsung Galaxy Note 2 owners one less thing to brag about.

The tech is still in its infancy for the time being, but we look forward to drumming our fingers over some super-sized screens in the near future.

Check out the video below for more info and a few demos of the tech in action.

[via Android Authority]

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