Annoyed with your capacitive touch screen device because your nail has grown a little too long and you haven’t gotten around to trim it, so now you can’t text properly on your phone? Well, don’t be because in the future, those fingernails of yours might come in really handy. A start-up company, Qeexo, recently showed off their technology called FingerSense that allows for multiple touch input methods such as with your finger, knuckle, fingernail and even other objects.
The technology was demonstrated on a modified Samsung Galaxy S III. Using an acoustic sensor that “listens” to the input, the FingerSense software is able to detect a knuckle tap and register that as a “right-click” click; it can also tell the difference between materials such as your fingernail or a totally separate object that can act as a stylus.
So how can FingerSense make a difference? According to the video demonstration shown by the company, you can use different inexpensive stylus for input such as a thick one for drawing, or even a fine one for detailed input. For gaming, you can use your knuckles to knock on things, nails to slice and finger to squish fruits in a Fruit Ninja-alike game. Check out Qeexo’s video demonstration on Vimeo and see all the possibilities the new technology brings.