Touchscreen technology enables new smartphone gestures

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Regular readers may remember PredictGaze, the startup we recently covered that lets consumers use their eyes to control electronics. Sticking with the manual method, Qeexo has developed FingerSense, technology that enables a touchscreen device to know how the user is making contact with it. While the iPhone and other smartphones can cope with various multi-touch gestures – such as swiping and pinching – they still only take advantage of one form of touch. FingerSense can detect whether the part of the hand interacting with the touchscreen is the tip, the nail or the knuckle, or if a plastic stylus is…

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