Text Through Your Pants With Microsoft's PocketTouch Technology

Posted on October 19, 2011

This project from Microsoft, called PocketTouch, enables a person to use an input device through their pants or a jacket. Microsoft calls its research project "through-fabric capactive touch input." The input device can hook onto a smartphone. A downside to the PocketTouch is that you will have to get used to the alphanumeric texting language in order to use the device. You may also have to explain to people around you why you keep rubbing your pants. Take a look:

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