Introducing Microsoft’s Superb Finger Sensing Smartphone Technology
Apple should Indeed copy what Microsoft’s superb finger sensing device technology does, the company could learn from this latest research project from Microsoft design for the new generation “precognitive touch screens.”
The company Microsoft created a Smartphone feature with “self-capacitive touch screen,” this seems to be the fancy pants of science talk, a device that can sense what the user fingers are nearby and accurately predict the controls needed just before you need them.
This feature has a jaw dropping concept that is similar to Soli technology project now under development by Goggle, but Microsoft calls this as “pre-touch”
By just moving a finger close to the device screen, a certain control then appears. And as you move it away it will be gone. But if you are using the device with your one hand only the common control will show up beneath your fingers. It means waving fingers over the display for the highlighted content.
If you move fast, the system will automatically disregard the touch function in the screen, but slowing down meant to hit an icon on the screen.
Like any other Microsoft project research the “pre-touch” may never see be seen in the market, CEO Satya Nadella made a point of fast tracking sci-fi technologies into commercial products.